New Year’s Day 2022 in Romania

New Year Day 2022 in Romania is a bigger occasion than New Year’ Eve and celebrated with great passion, enthusiasm and joy among people. The first day of the New Year in Romania holds high cultural and traditional importance and marks the observance of Saint Vasile Day. Apart from that, it is believed by Romans that starting the New Year with good thoughts and following several customs on the first day of the New Year can bring in enriching benefits. Let’s move ahead and know about some of them.

When is New Year’s Day in 2022?

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January, 2022

(Saturday)

Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Romania?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Romania Holidays 2022. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

New Year Traditions in Romania

You can see people visiting each other or their relatives’ houses and offering them gifts while greeting and wishing them “An Nou Fericit” or “Happy New Year”. Several traditions and customs are followed by Romanians on the first day of New Year, some of which are as follows:

  • Two of the most popular carols sung on this day are Sorcova and Plugusorul or The Little Plough for prosperity and health.
  • People predict how the year will turn out based on the weather. Accordingly, if it is cold on the New Year’s Day in Romania, the year will be good and filled. If it is snowing, the year will be flourishing.
  • Tossing a coin in the river is one of the famous New Year traditions followed in Romania.
  • Some of the traditional dishes prepared on the day of New Year in Romania are Mititei or Romanian Sausages, Romanian Jellied Pig’s Feet, Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls, Sour Meatball Soup, and much more.

New Year’s Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Tue 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2020 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2021 Fri 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2022 Sat 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2023 Sun 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2024 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2025 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Sat, 1 January 2022
Next year: Sun, 1 January 2023
Last year: Fri, 1 January 2021
Type : National Holiday