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The Easter holidays in Romania

Romanians spent their Easter holidays both in their own country and abroad.

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, 07.05.2024, 14:00

In 2024, Easter was celebrated in Romania in the same week as 1st of May, which meant people had an extended break from work. Many Romanians chose to spend these few days off in the mountain resorts in Prahova Valley. The weather was nice and many tourists spent most their time there taking in the sun in outdoor bars and restaurants, while others went on hikes up in the mountains. One of the most visited sites was Peleș Castle in Sinaia, built at the initiative of Romania’s first king, Carol I.

Lots of people also chose to travel to the seaside, where they enjoyed some great weather and lots of outdoor parties with live music. On offer were also boat rides at sea and a ride in the Ferris wheel in Contanța providing stunning views of this port city and the Black Sea. Those brave enough also bathed in the sea, although the water was still cold. While in the resort of Vama Veche tourists spent their time chilling in the sun and enjoying the resort’s bohemian atmosphere to the sound of guitar music, in Costinești and Mamaia they attended music festivals featuring well-known DJs playing music round the clock.

The regions of Bukovina and Maramureș were also among the most popular places in Romania these days. Tourists travelling from around the country and abroad came to visit the monasteries in the region and enjoy the local traditions and food. Guests were spoilt by their hosts with delicious traditional dishes. Tourists spent their days walking and enjoying the landscapes and some peace and quiet. The Danube Delta was another popular destination for the 1st of May and Easter holidays, a unique area in Europe and a UNESCO world heritage site. Boats rides were available to all corners of this nature reserve, including via the channels, and early risers could even go fishing. Those who stayed at home for the holidays celebrated by going to a picnic or for a walk in the park with their families or friends.

Around 25,000 police forces, gendarmes, border police, fire fighters and other security forces were mobilised for these holidays to ensure citizens’ safety. They were stationed near public events to prevent and combat crime and be able to provide assistance to citizens if need be. According to the interior ministry, public order and emergency teams were deployed near the 12,000 churches, but no major incident was reported. The most popular foreign destinations chosen by Romanians were Bulgaria and Greece. Ferries to Thasos were full of Romanian tourists, who were very pleased with their choice of holiday.

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