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Moldova

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Moldova

Holidays & Observances in Moldova

Moldova is an Eastern European country located between Romania and Ukraine. Due to its location, it has been under the control of Russia and the Ottoman Empire for much of its history. It now has a diverse population of many cultures brought together by the almost universal practice of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Though Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, its people hold on tight to their traditions, including holiday celebrations. Christian holidays are the most important and have many unique traditions. Orthodox Moldovans follow the Julian calendar, so the holidays are celebrated on Julian calendar dates rather than Gregorian calendar dates.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
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Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
National Day Independence Day of Republic of Moldova National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Independence Day of Republic of Moldova National, Federal, Bank, Public
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