Russian Federation has a total of 28 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Russians celebrate New Year’s Day in accordance with the Gregorian calendar on January 1.
New Year Holiday
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 New Year Holiday is a national holiday in Russia
Orthodox Christmas Day
Monday, January 7, 2019 Many Russians celebrate Christmas Day on January 7 in the Gregorian calendar, which corresponds to December 25 in the Julian calendar.
New Year Holiday
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 New Year Holiday is a national holiday in Russia
Old New Year
Monday, January 14, 2019 Old New Year is a observance in Russia
Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Defender of the Fatherland Day
Saturday, February 23, 2019 Many Russians celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day on February 23, when they honor military forces and veterans.
Special Operations Forces Day
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Special Operations Forces Day in Russia falls on February 27.
International Women's Day
Friday, March 8, 2019 Many Russians pay tribute to women’s role in Russian society by celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.
March Equinox
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 March Equinox in Russia (Moscow)
Isra and Mi'raj
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 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
Sunday, April 28, 2019 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
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 For many Russians, Spring and Labor Day, which falls on May 1, is a family holiday and a time for relaxation.
Spring and Labor Day Holiday
Thursday, May 2, 2019 A 2012 decree has changed the number of days, and the dates for the Spring and Labor Day Holidays.
Ramadan starts
Monday, May 6, 2019 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Victory Day
Thursday, May 9, 2019 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.
Defender of the Fatherland Day holiday
Friday, May 10, 2019 Defender of the Fatherland Day holiday is a national holiday in Russia
Lailat al-Qadr
Friday, May 31, 2019 Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).
Eid al-Fitr
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 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
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 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.
June Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019 June Solstice in Russia (Moscow)
Eid al-Adha
Monday, August 12, 2019 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.
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Day of Knowledge
Sunday, September 1, 2019 Day of Knowledge is a observance in Russia
September Equinox
Monday, September 23, 2019 September Equinox in Russia (Moscow)
Unity Day
Monday, November 4, 2019 Unity Day, which is on November 4, is one of the newest and the most controversial holidays in Russia.
The Prophet's Birthday
Saturday, November 9, 2019 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Sunday, December 22, 2019 December Solstice in Russia (Moscow)