Public holidays and observances in Russia

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
January 2 Tuesday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 3 Wednesday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 4 Thursday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 7 Sunday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
January 8 Monday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 14 Sunday Old New Year Observance
February 14 Wednesday Valentine's Day Observance
February 23 Friday Defender of the Fatherland Day Public Holiday
February 27 Tuesday Special Operations Forces Day De facto holiday
March 8 Thursday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
April 8 Sunday Orthodox Easter Day Observance and Orthodox holiday
April 28 Saturday Spring and Labor Day Holiday Working day (moved weekend)
April 30 Monday Spring and Labor Day Holiday Working day (moved weekend)
May 1 Tuesday Spring and Labor Day National holiday
May 9 Wednesday Victory Day Public Holiday
June 9 Saturday Working day - moved weekend Working day (moved weekend)
June 11 Monday Russia Day Weekend National holiday
June 12 Tuesday Russia Day National holiday
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
November 4 Sunday Unity Day Public Holiday
November 5 Monday Unity Day observed Public Holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 29 Saturday Working day - moved weekend Working day (moved weekend)

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 2 Wednesday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 3 Thursday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 4 Friday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 7 Monday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
January 8 Tuesday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 14 Monday Old New Year Observance
February 14 Thursday Valentine's Day Observance
February 23 Saturday Defender of the Fatherland Day Public Holiday
February 25 Monday Defender of the Fatherland Day observed Public Holiday
February 27 Wednesday Special Operations Forces Day De facto holiday
March 8 Friday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
April 28 Sunday Orthodox Easter Day Observance and Orthodox holiday
May 1 Wednesday Spring and Labor Day National holiday
May 2 Thursday Spring and Labor Day Holiday Working day (moved weekend)
May 3 Friday Spring and Labor Day Holiday Working day (moved weekend)
May 9 Thursday Victory Day Public Holiday
June 12 Wednesday Russia Day National holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
November 4 Monday Unity Day Public Holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 2 Thursday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 3 Friday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 6 Monday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 7 Tuesday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
January 8 Wednesday New Year Holiday Week National holiday
January 14 Tuesday Old New Year Observance
February 14 Friday Valentine's Day Observance
February 23 Sunday Defender of the Fatherland Day Public Holiday
February 24 Monday Defender of the Fatherland Day observed Public Holiday
February 27 Thursday Special Operations Forces Day De facto holiday
March 8 Sunday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 9 Monday International Women's Day observed Public Holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 19 Sunday Orthodox Easter Day Observance and Orthodox holiday
May 1 Friday Spring and Labor Day National holiday
May 9 Saturday Victory Day Public Holiday
May 11 Monday Victory Day observed Public Holiday
June 12 Friday Russia Day National holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
November 4 Wednesday Unity Day Public Holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season