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Moldova (Republic of) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Leu (MDL)
Internet extension: .md - Telephone code: +373 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Friday January 7, 2022Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Saturday January 8, 2022Orthodox second day of ChristmasOrthodox
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday February 24, 2022Dragobetecards/flowers
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Monday February 28, 2022MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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Monday March 7, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Saturday March 12, 2022WORKING DAYSecular holiday
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 8, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 14, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday April 17, 2022Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday April 24, 2022Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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Monday April 25, 2022Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022All Souls' DayOrthodox
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Thursday May 5, 2022Memorial DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday May 9, 2022Victory DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Children's DaySecular holiday
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Friday June 10, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday June 28, 2022Day of Soviet InvasionEvents, celebrations...
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox Christmas Day

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Friday January 7, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox second day of Christmas

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Saturday January 8, 2022
Orthodox :

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Http://edu.gov.md
official calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 428
Languages: Romanian, Russian, Gagauz
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required

Dates confirmed till Aug 2022

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Dragobete

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Thursday February 24, 2022
cards/flowers : Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia, which stands for the main character in the pagan myth related to spring arrival and the end of the harsh winter. Due to his endless kindness he was chosen – according to some sources, by Virgin Mary – to be the Guardian of Love. The day is particularly known as the day when the birds are betrothed . It is around this time that the birds begin to build their nests and mate. On this day, considered locally the first day of spring, boys and girls gather vernal flowers and sing together. [Wikipedia]

Maslenitsa

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Monday February 28, 2022
Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

Optional holiday

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Monday March 7, 2022
Secular holiday :

Womens' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
Secular holiday : Idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. The garment workers were protesting what they saw as very poor working conditions and low wages. The protesters were attacked and dispersed by police. These women established their first labor union two years later.

WORKING DAY

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Saturday March 12, 2022
Secular holiday :

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

Spring holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

Spring holiday (end)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
School holidays :

Palm Sunday

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Culture :

Orthodox Easter

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday

Orthodox Easter Monday

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Monday April 25, 2022
Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

All Souls' Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
Orthodox : Celebrated on Sunday in some cities. Paste Blajinilor which means Easter of the Dead or Easter of the kind souls who have passed away .

Memorial Day

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Culture : Holocaust Memorial Day is dedicated to the lessons of the past and provides an important opportunity to face any manifestations of hatred

Victory Day

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Monday May 9, 2022
Secular holiday : Marks the capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies (the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and other principal Allied nations) in Berlin on May 8, 1945. It is celebrated in the successor states to the Soviet Union on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed, it was already May 9 in the USSR and Eastern Europe. Wikipedia

Children's Day

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
Secular holiday : From 2017

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 10, 2022
School holidays :

Day of Soviet Invasion

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Tuesday June 28, 2022
Culture : From 2010 - 1 minute of silence - all entertainment prohibited