Visiting Brașov in 2024:
A Tourist's Guide to
National Holidays

Visiting Brașov in 2024:
A Tourist's Guide to National Holidays

Visiting Brașov in 2024: National and Bank Holidays

Thinking about exploring our beautiful city of Brașov in 2024? Well, before you pack your bags and set off on your adventure, it’s a great idea to get acquainted with Romania’s national and bank holidays.

These holidays not only let you dive into the local culture and traditions but can also significantly impact your trip. In this handy guide, we’ll walk you through Romania’s holiday calendar, ensuring your visit to Brașov is a delightful and hassle-free experience.

Romanian Holidays in 2024

In 2024, the country has designated 17 days as legal holidays, providing citizens with well-deserved breaks from their daily routines.

January
1st, 2nd
New Year
January
6th
Epiphany
January
7th
Saint John the Baptist
January
24th
Union Day of Romanian Principalities
May
1st
Labor Day
May
3rd - 6th
Orthodox Easter
June
1st
Children's Day
June
23rd & 24th
Pentecost & Whit Monday
August
15th
St Mary's Day
November
30th
St Andrew's Day
December
1st
National Day of Romania
December
25th & 26th
Christmas
January
1st, 2nd
January
6th
January
7th
New Year
Epiphany
St John the Baptist
January
24th
May
1st
May
3rd - 6th
Union Day of Romanian Principalities
Labor Day
Orthodox Easter
June
1st
June
23rd, 24th
August
3rd - 6th
Children's Day
Pentecost & Whit Monday
St Mary' Day
November
30th
December
1st
December
25th, 26th
St Andrew's Day
National Day of Romania
Christmas

How Do Holidays Impact Your Travel Experience?

The above holidays can significantly influence your travel experience in Romania. While they offer a unique opportunity to witness local traditions and festivities, they can also impact your plans.

1. Accommodations:  It’s crucial to consider holiday dates when booking accommodations, as popular destinations like Brașov might get crowded, and as such prices can be (much) higher than other times.

2. Banks, shops, restaurants:  Banks and some exchange offices are closed during holidays. While the working hours of shops, restaurants, and shopping centers usually remain unchanged, it’s wise to be prepared, especially during Easter and Christmas when most supermarkets are closed.

3. Transportation:  Bus timetables differ on holidays, usually they run according to weekend schedules with fewer departures. Finding taxis or rideshares can also be more challenging due to increased demand for these services.

4. Crowds:  And last but not least, expect crowds at various sights and attractions in Brașov, as it’s a favored destination among Romanians during holidays and days off.

1. Accommodations:  It’s crucial to consider holiday dates when booking accommodations, as popular destinations like Brașov might get crowded, and as such prices can be (much) higher than other times.

2. Banks, shops, restaurants:  Banks and some exchange offices are closed during holidays. While the working hours of shops, restaurants, and shopping centers usually remain unchanged, it’s wise to be prepared, especially during Easter and Christmas when most supermarkets are closed.

3. Transportation:  Bus timetables differ on holidays, usually they run according to weekend schedules with fewer departures. Finding taxis or rideshares can also be more challenging due to increased demand for these services.

4. Crowds:  And last but not least, expect crowds at various sights and attractions in Brașov, as it’s a favored destination among Romanians during holidays and days off.

What We Recommend When Planning Your Trip

If you’re planning to visit Brașov during the holidays, here are some tips for a smooth trip:

1. Book Accommodation Early

Secure your accommodation well in advance, especially if you’re aiming for a city center location. If you’re open to it, staying a bit farther from the center can help offset the price hikes.

2.Currency Exchange

Consider exchanging your money before the holidays. The Romanian currency (RON) is relatively stable compared to the Euro or USD, so you won’t lose much in the conversion process.

3.Grocery Shopping

Stock up on groceries before the holidays, as many supermarkets, particularly during Christmas, New Year, and Easter, might be closed.

4.Transportation Planning

Check the schedules and announcements for buses and trains in advance to be better prepared for any changes. Also, be prepared for extended wait times for taxis and rideshares, as demand will be high for these services.

5.Dining Reservations

Expect crowds at restaurants, so it’s a good idea to make lunch or dinner reservations at your preferred places. Alternatively, many top spots offer delivery services if you prefer dining in. You can also explore our recommended hidden gems for dining out.

6.Anticipate Crowds

Be prepared for queues and crowds at the most popular attractions and activities in the city. Consider visiting these places during non-peak hours to make the most of your experience.

To sum it up, exploring Brașov during the holidays promises an incredible blend of culture and festive vibes. By simply glancing at our holiday calendar and embracing our practical tips, you’ll ensure your trip to Brașov is as enjoyable as it is memorable.

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