Russian Federation has a total of 12 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
Russians celebrate New Year’s Day in accordance with the Gregorian calendar on January 1.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
New Year Holiday Week
A 2012 decree has extended the number of days, and the dates for the New Year break.
Tuesday January 8 National holiday
Orthodox Christmas Day
Many Russians celebrate Christmas Day on January 7 in the Gregorian calendar, which corresponds to December 25 in the Julian calendar.
Monday January 7 National holiday,Orthodox
Defender of the Fatherland Day
Many Russians celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day on February 23, when they honor military forces and veterans.
Saturday February 23 National holiday
International Women's Day
Many Russians pay tribute to women’s role in Russian society by celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.
Friday March 8 National holiday
Spring and Labor Day
For many Russians, Spring and Labor Day, which falls on May 1, is a family holiday and a time for relaxation.
Wednesday May 1 National holiday
Spring and Labor Day Holiday
A 2012 decree has changed the number of days, and the dates for the Spring and Labor Day Holidays.
Friday May 3 National holiday
Victory Day
One of the biggest Russian holidays, Victory Day, marks Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945, ending one of the bloodiest wars in Russia’s history.
Thursday May 9 National holiday
Defender of the Fatherland Day holiday
Friday May 10 National holiday
Russia Day
Russia Day, annually celebrated on June 12, marks the beginning of democratic reforms in Russia and is one of the newest holidays in the Russian Federation.
Wednesday June 12 National holiday
Day of Knowledge
Sunday September 1 Observance
Unity Day
Unity Day, which is on November 4, is one of the newest and the most controversial holidays in Russia.
Monday November 4 National holiday