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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.

Is Father's Day a Public Holiday?

Father's Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 12, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Romania.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SunMay 9Father's DayObservance
2011SunMay 8Father's DayObservance
2012SunMay 13Father's DayObservance
2013SunMay 12Father's DayObservance
2014SunMay 11Father's DayObservance
2015SunMay 10Father's DayObservance
2016SunMay 8Father's DayObservance
2017SunMay 14Father's DayObservance
2018SunMay 13Father's DayObservance
2019SunMay 12Father's DayObservance
2020SunMay 10Father's DayObservance

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