Saint Mary 2023 store schedule, what opening hours will supermarkets in Romania have on August 15, when the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is celebrated? Find out in the following lines.
Saint Mary 2023 store schedule
Saint Mary is celebrated every year on August 15. This year, this day falls on a Tuesday, a public holiday. Also, the Government decided that August 14 should also be free in order to make a “bridge” between the weekend and the day of the religious holiday.
Those who want to go shopping on August 15, when Saint Mary the Great is celebrated, must consult the operating hours of the stores, as some units may have special operating hours.
What are the opening hours of Lidl, Kaufland, Carrefour, Cora or Profi de Sfânta Maria 2023
This year, the schedule of the largest supermarkets in Romania remains unchanged, the timetable being that of a normal day. Major chain stores have not announced any general changes. However, slight changes may occur depending on the area where the store is located.
Lidl, for example, will most likely be operating after normal opening hours. Therefore, Romanians can shop at Lidl on August 15 between 07:00 and 22:00. Kaufland has also not announced a special Saint Mary’s program.
Carrefour’s schedule will be the usual one on August 15, according to the information provided by the representatives of the store chain, and customers will be able to shop between 08:00 and 23:00.
The other large stores in the country, such as Profi or Cora, are in the same situation. However, store hours may vary by area. Therefore, for the most accurate information regarding the schedule on August 15 for each individual store, customers are asked to access the official websites and select the unit where they are going to shop, to be sure of the schedule .
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Navy Day is celebrated on August 15
In addition to Saint Mary the Great, on August 15th, Navy Day is also celebrated every year. Besides, Saint Mary is the protector of sailors everywhere. On this day, different special events are organized in different cities, such as Constanța, Mangalia, Tulcea or Bucharest.
On the occasion of Navy Day, military and religious ceremonies organized by the Ministry of National Defense (MApN) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) are organized. This year marks the 121st anniversary of the first celebration. Navy Day was celebrated for the first time in 1902.
Saint Mary’s 2023 mini-holiday for budget holders
Saint Mary falls on a Tuesday this year, which is why the Government decided that August 14 will be a day off. The decision was taken already in December last year.
Therefore, for certain categories of public sector employees, the weekend of August 12 and 13 will be extended by two more days off, August 14 and 15, 2023.
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Employees who work in sanitary units, public administration units or units where the activity cannot be interrupted due to the production process or the specifics of the activity, have the right to be compensated with appropriate free time, granted in the next 30 days.