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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Holiday Weekday Date
New Year's Day
Russians celebrate New Year’s Day in accordance with the Gregorian calendar on January 1.
Tuesday January 1
New Year Holiday Week
A 2012 decree has extended the number of days, and the dates for the New Year break.
Tuesday January 8
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
Old New Year
Monday January 14
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Thursday February 14
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
Special Operations Forces Day
Special Operations Forces Day in Russia falls on February 27.
Wednesday 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
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
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.
Wednesday April 3
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.
Sunday April 28
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
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
Ramadan starts
Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Monday May 6
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
Defender of the Fatherland Day holiday
Friday May 10
Lailat al-Qadr
Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).
Friday May 31
Eid al-Fitr
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.
Tuesday June 4
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
June Solstice
Friday June 21
Eid al-Adha
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.
Monday August 12
Muharram
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Sunday September 1
Day of Knowledge
Sunday September 1
September Equinox
Monday September 23
Unity Day
Unity Day, which is on November 4, is one of the newest and the most controversial holidays in Russia.
Monday November 4
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.
Sunday November 10
December Solstice
Sunday December 22