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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.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Orthodox Christmas Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Orthodox
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Independence Day of Republic of Moldova Public
Independence Day of Republic of Moldova Public