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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.

A heart for Romania, with Romanian flag in background
Love for a unified Romania: Unification Day is celebrated throughout the country on January 24.

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.

Public Life

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatJan 242015Unification DayNational holiday
SunJan 242016Unification DayNational holiday
TueJan 242017Unification DayNational holiday
WedJan 242018Unification DayNational holiday
ThuJan 242019Unification DayNational holiday
FriJan 242020Unification DayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Unification Day celebrates the political union between Wallachia and Moldavia, which is deemed as the foundation of modern Romania.

Unification Day 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Unification Day 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Name in other languages

Ziua UniriiRomanian
Unification DayEnglish
Tag der VereinigungGerman

Alternative name

Unirea Principatelor Române

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in January 2019 in Romania

Fun Holidays on January 24, 2019

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