Russian Federation has a total of 27 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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|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|
|Old New Year
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
|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|
|Special Operations Forces Day
Special Operations Forces Day in Russia falls on February 27.
|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|
|Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
|Orthodox Easter Day
Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.
|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|
Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
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|
Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
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|
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
|Day of Knowledge
Unity Day, which is on November 4, is one of the newest and the most controversial holidays in Russia.
|Monday||November 4||National holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.