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A preview of the Moldova bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Moldova Public Holidays in 2021 Observance*
Jan.    Fri New Year's Day (Anul Nou)
        Thu Orthodox Christmas (Craciunul pe stil vechi)
        Fri Orthodox Christmas Holiday
Mar.    Mon International Women's Day
May     Sat International Solidarity Day of Workers
        Sun Orthodox Easter (Paste)
        Mon Orthodox Easter Monday (Doua zi de Paste)
        Sun Victory Day / Day of Europe
        Mon Memory/Parents' Day (Pastele Blajinilor)
June    Tue International Children's Day
Aug.    Fri Independence Day (Ziua Republicii)
        Tue National Language Day (Limba Noastra)
Oct.    Thu Chisinau Day (Hramul Chisinaului) Municipal
Dec.    Sat Western Christmas (Craciunul pe stil nou)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

24 May 2017 Moldova Renews June 1st Public Holiday (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) The Moldavian Cabinet has once again approved a decree on the declaration of June 1st, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Moldova, on account of International Children's Day.  26 Apr 2017 Moldovan Public Holidays May 8-9 (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) Moldova's Cabinet has decided to declare Monday, May 8, 2017, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday in Moldova to link the weekend to the annual May 9 Victory Day public holiday of Moldova.  02 Dec 2016 Moldova 2017 Public Holidays Extension On Hold (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) The government of Moldova bill of last autumn, containing an extension to the list of 2017 annual non-working public holidays in Moldova ("cu privire la zilele de odihna în anul 2017"), has been stalled by opposition to it from Deputy Education Minister, Christine Boag, and has been placed on hold "sine die".  17 Oct 2016 Moldova 2017 Public Holidays Extended (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) The government of Moldova has announced an extension to the list of 2017 annual non-working public holidays in Moldova ("cu privire la zilele de odihna în anul 2017"), by adding 3 one-off 2017 non-working public holidays in Moldova to the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  25 Aug 2016 Moldovan Public Holidays August 27-31 (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) Moldova's Cabinet of Ministers has approved the Government Resolution 1005 of August 24, 2016, which declared Monday and Tuesday, August 29 and 30, 2016, as one-off bridge public holidays in Moldova, to link the upcoming, August 31, Romanian Language Day, annual public holiday of Moldova, with the preceding weekend (which also includes the, August 27, Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova annual public holiday of Moldova.  21 Jul 2016 Moldova Adds Europe Day Public Holiday (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) The Moldavian government executive, at yesterday's Cabinet meeting, has approved the declaration of Europe Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in Moldova.  30 May 2016 Moldova Public Holiday June 1st (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) Sources within the Moldavian executive have informed us that a draft decree on the declaration of June 1st, as a new annual non-working public holiday in Moldova, as voted late last week by Moldova's Parliament, would be considered at tomorrow's, May 31st, Cabinet meeting, and that it is expected that the Cabinet of the Government of Moldova will approve the declaration of International Children's Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in Moldova.  27 May 2016 Moldova Votes June 1st Public Holiday (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) Moldova's Parliament has voted the recent bill, introduced by Liberal MP, Alina Zotea, that would make June 1st, International Children's Day, a new annual non-working public holiday in Moldova, beginning this year.  01 Mar 2016 Moldovan Public Holidays March 7-8 (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) Moldova's Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Nighina Azizov, has announced that Monday, March 7, 2016, had been declared a one-off bridge public sector holiday in Moldova to link the weekend to the annual March 8 International Women's Day public holiday of Moldova.  28 Dec 2015 Moldova 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted (Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) The Government of Moldova has gazetted the "Moldovan Government Decision Nr. 867 of December 18, 2015", signed by the Interim Prime Minister of Moldova, Gheorghe Brega, thus officializing, in the "Official Gazette no. 347-360 of December 25, 2015", the expanded and later amended list of one-off 2016 non-working public holiday in Moldova and annual non-working public holidays in Moldova, for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Moldova public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Moldova are regulated by Article 111 of the Labour Code of the Republic of Moldova, Codul muncii al Republicii Moldova, (N 154-XV from 28.03.2003 and N 159-162, art.648, Official Monitor of the Republic of Moldova).  Bridge Public Holidays: The aforementioned Labour Code specifies, in Article 111, Section 5, that the Government has the right to transfer non-working days to other days (eg. if a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday).  Chisinau Day (Hramul Chisinaului) used to be celebrated on the first Saturday in October. However, beginning with 2001, this celebration became fixed and now it is always celebrated on October 14.  Moldova International Codes MD and MDA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .md (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Moldova information and news: National Bank of Moldova (Moldova central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Moldova maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Moldova), and Wikipedia (includes Moldova commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Moldova, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2021 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Moldova, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Moldova, before planning any trip to Moldova. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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