Romania Calendar 2013
The legend of Dracula may have grown out of Transylvania, but the ‘real Dracula’ Vlad Tepes first grew his teeth in a medieval Saxon town. More than just bloodcurdling stories that inspired Bram Stoker, Romania is full of contrasts, as communist monuments stand grotesque alongside camouflaged places of religious worship, and modern cars drive side by side with hay-filled carts. More than that, however, Romania hides a charm that only the intrepid discovers (and it is not Dracula’s castle): rolling hills and verdant knolls dotted with idyllic farmhouses.
New Year’s Day – Despite the cruel repression of the communist government, Romanians celebrate the first day of the year, as with the rest of countries that follow the Gregorian calendar. In addition, the present government has considered the next day as a non-working holiday too.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Valentine’s Day – While not celebrated on the same day as the traditional day of hearts, Valentine’s Day in Romania is nonetheless alive and well.
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Spring Festival – The arrival of spring is celebrated in Romania, much like the Chinese and Indians celebrate the blossoming of green after the cold months.
Friday, 1 March 2013
Labor Day – Romania also salutes the contribution of its laborers and blue collar worker to the country’s economy.
1 May 2013
Easter – Much like their counterparts in the West, Easter in the Orthodox Church is celebrated on Easter Sunday (and Monday is also a non-working holiday) when egg hunts are favorites of the kids.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Pentecost – This day in the Romania calendar 2013 celebrates the pouring forth of the Holy Spirit on the 50th and 51st day after Easter.
Sunday, 23 June 2013
Flag Day – This day, while not a public holiday, celebrates the Romanian flag, a symbol of freedom and liberation from the shackles of communist regime.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
National Anthem Day – This is the day when “Desteapta-te, Romane!” was first sung at Ramnicu Valcea in 1848.
Monday, 29 July 2013
Adormirea Maicii Domnului
Dormition of the Theotokos Day – This day honors the Romanian Naval Forces and its patron saint, St, Mary.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Liberation from the Fascist Yoke Day – On this day in the Romania calendar 2013, Romania left the Axis and joined the Allies, which made it a Soviet-influenced bloc for the next 55 years.
Friday, 23 August 2013
Saint Andrew’s Day – This day honors the patron saint of Romania, St. Andrew.
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Great Union Day – On this day in the Romania calendar 2013, Transylvania merged with Romania.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Christmas Day – The birth of the Savior in the Christendom is celebrated in Romania after communist suppression was lifted.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Romania Holidays in 2013. .!