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Mothers' Day 2024 in Romania

Mother’s Day (Ziua Mamei) is a special day for mothers and mother figures in Romania on the first Sunday of May. Many Romanians also celebrate Father’s Day on the following Sunday.

Is Mothers' Day a Public Holiday?

Mothers' Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 5, 2024 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Romania.

Motherly love: a Romanian woman adoring her newborn baby.


What Do People Do?

Many mothers and mother figures are given cards, flowers, and other gifts on Mother’s Day (also spelled as Mothers’ Day). Some families prepare special meals for their mothers. Some Romanians celebrate the day on March 8 but Romanian law maintains that the official Mother’s Day is observed on the first Sunday of May.

Public Life

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


Mother’s Day had been popularly celebrated on March 8, which is Women’s Day in Romania, for many years. On October 15, 2009, the Romanian government adopted a law that set the country’s official Mother’s Day on the first Sunday of May and Father’s Day on the second Sunday of May. Some Romanians still prefer to celebrate Mothers’ Day on March 8. Mother’s Day is also celebrated in other countries.


Flowers, chocolates and other gifts symbolize one’s appreciation for mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day.

About Mothers' Day in Other Countries

Read more about Mothers' Day.

Mothers' Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019SunMay 5Mothers' DayObservance
2020SunMay 3Mothers' DayObservance
2021SunMay 2Mothers' DayObservance
2022SunMay 1Mothers' DayObservance
2023SunMay 7Mothers' DayObservance
2024SunMay 5Mothers' DayObservance
2025SunMay 4Mothers' DayObservance
2026SunMay 3Mothers' DayObservance
2027SunMay 2Mothers' DayObservance
2028SunMay 7Mothers' DayObservance
2029SunMay 6Mothers' DayObservance

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