Unification Day in Romania
Unification Day (Ziua Unirii) is a public holiday in Romania on January 24 to celebrate the union of modern Romania. It is not to be confused with Great Union Day on December 1.
Celebrate Unification Day
Many Romanians have the day off work and school on Unification Day. It is a time to reflect on and celebrate the unification of Romania.
Unification Day is a national public holiday in Romania so banks, public offices, and many private businesses are closed. People intending to travel via public transport during public holidays must check with the public transit authorities on any changes to time schedules.
About Unification Day
On January 24, 1862, Moldavia and Wallachia formally united to create the United Principalities. Along with Transylvania, these principalities were seen as crucial in the foundation of modern Romania. A new constitution came into effect in 1866, with the country being officially named Romania. After much discussion over the years, the Romanian government announced in 2014 that Unification Day would be a public holiday from 2015 onwards.
Unification Day Observances
|Sat||Jan 24||2015||Unification Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Jan 24||2016||Unification Day||National holiday|
|Tue||Jan 24||2017||Unification Day||National holiday|
|Wed||Jan 24||2018||Unification Day||National holiday|
|Thu||Jan 24||2019||Unification Day||National holiday|
|Fri||Jan 24||2020||Unification Day||National holiday|
Quick FactsUnification Day celebrates the political union between Wallachia and Moldavia, which is deemed as the foundation of modern Romania.
Unification Day 2018Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Unification Day 2019Thursday, January 24, 2019
Name in other languages
|Tag der Vereinigung||German|