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Father's Day in Romania

Father’s Day (Ziua Tatălui) is a special day for fathers and father figures in Romania on the second Sunday of May. This observance follows Mother’s Day on the first Sunday of May.

A father feeds his baby.
A father giving food to his baby. Father's Day is a day to appreciate fathers and father figures.

What Do People Do?

Many fathers and father figures are given cards and gifts on Father’s Day (also spelled as Fathers’ Day). Some families prepare special breakfasts, lunches or dinners for their fathers. Children also prepare songs and poems for their fathers.

Public Life

Father’s Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Romania.


On October 15, 2009, the Romanian government adopted a law that set the country’s official Father’s Day on the second Sunday of May and Mother’s Day on the first Sunday of May. The law initiative was sparked by TATA, an alliance that fights discrimination against fathers. Father’s Day is also celebrated internationally.


Cards and gifts symbolize one’s appreciation for fathers and father figures on Father’s Day.

About Father's Day in other countries

Read more about Father's Day.

Father's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunMay 92010Father's DayObservance
SunMay 82011Father's DayObservance
SunMay 132012Father's DayObservance
SunMay 122013Father's DayObservance
SunMay 112014Father's DayObservance
SunMay 102015Father's DayObservance
SunMay 82016Father's DayObservance
SunMay 142017Father's DayObservance
SunMay 132018Father's DayObservance
SunMay 122019Father's DayObservance
SunMay 102020Father's DayObservance

Quick Facts

Many Romanians celebrate Father’s Day (Ziua Tatălui) on the second Sunday of May.

Father's Day 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Father's Day 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019


Name in other languages

Ziua TatăluiRomanian
Father's DayEnglish

List of dates for other years

Related holidays

Other holidays in May 2018 in Romania

Fun Holiday on May 13, 2018

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