Russian Federation has a total of 31 holidays in 2023. 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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 Russians celebrate New Year’s Day in accordance with the Gregorian calendar on January 1.
New Year Holiday
Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year Holiday is a national holiday in Russia
Orthodox Christmas Day
Saturday, January 7, 2023 Many Russians celebrate Christmas Day on January 7 in the Gregorian calendar, which corresponds to December 25 in the Julian calendar.
New Year Holiday
Sunday, January 8, 2023 New Year Holiday is a national holiday in Russia
Old New Year
Saturday, January 14, 2023 Old New Year is a observance in Russia
Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 February 14 is Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Feast. The day of love owes its origins to ancient Roman and European Christian traditions.
Isra and Mi'raj
Saturday, February 18, 2023 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.
Defender of the Fatherland Day
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Many Russians celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day on February 23, when they honor military forces and veterans.
Public Holiday
Friday, February 24, 2023 Public Holiday is a national holiday in Russia
Special Operations Forces Day
Monday, February 27, 2023 Special Operations Forces Day in Russia falls on February 27.
International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Many Russians pay tribute to women’s role in Russian society by celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Russia (Moscow)
Ramadan starts
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Orthodox Easter Day
Sunday, April 16, 2023 Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.
Lailat al-Qadr
Monday, April 17, 2023 Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).
Eid al-Fitr
Saturday, April 22, 2023 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.
Spring and Labor Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 For many Russians, Spring and Labor Day, which falls on May 1, is a family holiday and a time for relaxation.
Public Holiday
Monday, May 8, 2023 Public Holiday is a national holiday in Russia
Victory Day
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 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.
Russia Day
Monday, June 12, 2023 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
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Russia (Moscow)
Eid al-Adha
Thursday, June 29, 2023 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
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Day of Knowledge
Friday, September 1, 2023 Day of Knowledge is a observance in Russia
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Russia (Moscow)
The Prophet's Birthday
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Father's Day
Sunday, October 15, 2023 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Unity Day
Saturday, November 4, 2023 Unity Day, which is on November 4, is one of the newest and the most controversial holidays in Russia.
Day off for Unity Day
Monday, November 6, 2023 Unity Day, which is on November 4, is one of the newest and the most controversial holidays in Russia.
Mother's Day
Sunday, November 26, 2023 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Russia (Moscow)