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International Women's Day in Romania

Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of equal rights and opportunities for women. It is a popular observance in Romania on March 8, but it is also celebrated worldwide.

Is International Women's Day a Public Holiday?

International Women's Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, March 8, 2020 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Romania.

Women's Day in Romania recognizes the achievements made by women across the country.

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What Do People Do?

Many women are given cards, flowers, and other gifts on Women’s Day in Romania. Women’s Day social events, including parties, dinners, and concerts, are held on March 8. Some Romanians celebrate the day in a similar fashion as Mother’s Day but Romanian law maintains that the official Mother’s Day is observed on the first Sunday of May.

Public Life

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

Background

Women’s Day is celebrated both within Romania and in many other countries. The first International Women’s Day occurred on March 19 in 1911. The inaugural event, which included rallies and organized meetings, was a big success in some countries in Europe.

Symbols

Flowers, chocolates and other gifts symbolize one’s appreciation for women on Women’s Day.

International Women's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2016TueMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2017WedMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2018ThuMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2019FriMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2020SunMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2021MonMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2022TueMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2023WedMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2024FriMar 8International Women's DayObservance
2025SatMar 8International Women's DayObservance

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