Russia Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Новый год) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Holiday (Новогодние каникулы) - Bank Holiday and also Bridge Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year's Holiday (Новогодние каникулы) - Bank Holiday and also Bridge Holiday
4 JanWedNew Year's Holiday (Новогодние каникулы) - Bank Holiday and also Bridge Holiday
5 JanThursNew Year's Holiday (Новогодние каникулы) - Bank Holiday and also Bridge Holiday
6 JanFriNew Year's Holiday (Новогодние каникулы) - Bank Holiday and also Bridge Holiday
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas Day (Рождество Христово) - According to the Julian calendar used by the Russian Orthodox Church. Christmas on 25 December is celebrated in Russia by the Roman Catholic and various Protestant churches, but is not a public holiday. Celebrate the birth of Christ
23 FebThursDefender of the Fatherland Day (День защитника) - Celebration dedicated to veterans and members of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, commonly treated as a celebration of all men, known as "Men's Day"
24 FebFriDefence of the Fatherland Holiday
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day - commemorates the movement for women's rights. Celebrated since 1913. Weekday closest to International Women's Day
1 MayMonLabour Day - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
8 MayMonBridge Holiday (Compensated by Sat, 6 May)
9 MayTueVictory Day (День Победы) - Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany, while remembering those who died in order to achieve it
12 JunMonRussia National Day (День России) - Russian parliament formally declared Russian sovereignty from the Soviet Union which declared complete state independence. This holiday established since 1992
4 NovSatDay of Unity (День народного единства) - Commemorates the popular uprising led by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky which ejected the Polish invaders from Moscow in November 1612
6 NovMonDay of Unity Holiday
26 NovSunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. Last Sunday in November. Not a Public Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
3 JanFriNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
6 JanMonNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
7 JanTueOrthodox Christmas Day
8 JanWedBank Holiday - Bridge Holiday
23 FebSunDefence of the Motherland
10 MarMonWomen's Day (observed)
1 MayThursLabour Day
2 MayFriBank Holiday - Bridge Holiday
9 MayFriVictory Day
12 JunThursNational Day
13 JunFriBank Holiday - Bridge Holiday
3 NovMonBank Holiday - Bridge Holiday
4 NovTueDay of Unity

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
5 JanMonNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
6 JanTueNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
7 JanWedOrthodox Christmas Day
8 JanThursNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
9 JanFriBank Holiday - Bridge Holiday
23 FebMonDefence of the Motherland
9 MarMonWomen's Day (observed)
1 MayFriLabour Day
4 MayMonLabour Day Holiday
9 MaySatVictory Day
11 MayMonVictory Day (observed)
12 JunFriNational Day
4 NovWedDay of Unity

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
4 JanMonNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
5 JanTueNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
6 JanWedNew Year's Holiday - Bridge Holiday
7 JanThursOrthodox Christmas Day
23 FebTueDefence of the Motherland
8 MarTueWomen's Day (observed)
1 MaySunLabour Day
9 MayMonVictory Day
12 JunSunNational Day
4 NovFriDay of Unity

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueNew Year's Holiday (Bank Holiday) - Bridge Holiday
3 JanWedNew Year's Holiday (Bank Holiday) - Bridge Holiday
4 JanThursNew Year's Holiday (Bank Holiday) - Bridge Holiday
5 JanFriNew Year's Holiday (Bank Holiday) - Bridge Holiday
7 JanSunOrthodox Christmas Day
23 FebFriDefence of the Fatherland (Originally known as Red Army Day)
8 MarThursWomen's Day (Weekday closest to International Women's Day)
30 AprMonLabour Day Holiday (Bridge Holiday)
1 MayTueLabour Day (May Day)
9 MayWedVictory Day (Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War)
11 JunMonNational Day Holiday
12 JunTueNational Day
4 NovSunDay of Unity
5 NovMonDay of Unity Holiday
25 NovSunMother's Day (Last Sunday in November. Not a Public Holiday)

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