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Moldova (Republic of) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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 August 27, 2022National DayNational Day
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Wednesday August 31, 2022National Language DaySecular holiday
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Sunday October 9, 2022National Wine DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday October 14, 2022Chisinau City Day (Chisinau only)Secular holiday
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Sunday October 16, 2022National Nutrition DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday October 21, 2022Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday October 31, 2022Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday December 22, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Saturday January 7, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Sunday January 8, 2023Orthodox second day of ChristmasOrthodox
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Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 20, 2023MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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Friday February 24, 2023Dragobetecards/flowers
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National Day

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Saturday August 27, 2022
Secular holiday : Independence was obtained from the USSR on August 27th, 1991 paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

National Language Day

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to the establishment of the official language of the country (changed from Russian). This Romanian language is still written in cyrillic characters.

National Wine Day

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Sunday October 9, 2022
Culture :

Chisinau City Day (Chisinau only)

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Friday October 14, 2022
Secular holiday :

National Nutrition Day

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Sunday October 16, 2022
Culture : To enhance the degree of public awareness about the problems concerning nutrition worldwide and unite in the fight against starvation, malnutrition and poverty.

Fall holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 21, 2022
School holidays :

Fall holiday (end)

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Monday October 31, 2022
School holidays :

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday December 22, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : From 2009

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
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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Saturday January 7, 2023
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox second day of Christmas

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Sunday January 8, 2023
Orthodox :

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 9, 2023
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 Oct 2023

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Maslenitsa

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Monday February 20, 2023
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.

Dragobete

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Friday February 24, 2023
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]