Easter is the biggest religious celebration in the Christian world. In Romania, the majority of people are Christian (over 90%) and roughly 80% are Christian Orthodox. Countries with similar large communities of Christian Orthodox are Russia, Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine.
Just like in most Christian countries, Easter is also a state holiday. However, in most years, Easter in Romania is celebrated on a different day than most of the world. This is because the Easter date in the Orthodox Churches is set by using the old or Julian calendar. This is the calendar that had been in use since the Roman times.