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New Year's Eve in Romania

New Year’s Eve (Revelion) is a popular observance in Romania, where people attend parties and watch fireworks to farewell the old year and to welcome the New Year.

Firework celebrations for events like New Year's Day.
Celebrating the New Year with a warm welcome of fireworks.

What Do People Do?

Many people attend social gatherings and stay up late on New Year’s Eve in anticipation of New Year’s Day. They wait until the stroke of midnight between December 31 and January 1 to give each other greetings and best wishes for New Year’s Day, such as “An nou fericit!”or “La mulți ani!”. Fireworks and firecrackers are also lit to welcome the New Year in many Romanian cities.

Public Life

New Year’s Eve is an observance and not a national public holiday in Romania. It is a busy time in many cities as many people attend parties, social gatherings and other festive events to celebrate the New Year.


New Year’s Eve January 1 marks the start of the New Year in the Gregorian calendar, used widely in many countries including Romania. New Year’s Eve is a festive celebration in many other places worldwide.


There are many superstitions that come with ending the Old Year and welcoming the New Year in Romania. For example, wearing red clothing symbolizes good luck and cheerfulness. Babies born on New Year’s Day are considered to be lucky babies.  Opening doors at midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day symbolizes letting go of the passing year and starting the New Year. These are just a few of many symbols and beliefs associated with New Year’s Day.

About New Year's Eve in other countries

Read more about New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
FriDec 312010New Year's EveObservance
SatDec 312011New Year's EveObservance
MonDec 312012New Year's EveObservance
TueDec 312013New Year's EveObservance
WedDec 312014New Year's EveObservance
ThuDec 312015New Year's EveObservance
SatDec 312016New Year's EveNational holiday
SunDec 312017New Year's EveObservance
MonDec 312018New Year's EveObservance
TueDec 312019New Year's EveObservance
ThuDec 312020New Year's EveObservance

Quick Facts

Many Romanians celebrate New Year’s Eve (Revelion) on December 31, the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

New Year's Eve 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve 2019

Tuesday, December 31, 2019


Name in other languages

Ajunul Anului NouRomanian
New Year's EveEnglish

List of dates for other years

Related holidays

Other holidays in December 2018 in Romania

Fun Holiday on December 31, 2018

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