The information about Russian National Holidays shall help planning a trip to Russia.
- According to Russian law, a substitute day is to be appointed for all national holidays which fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
- Also if a holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, the Russians don’t have to take an extra day-off. The government officially prolongs the weekend giving all Russians the opportunity to enjoy the holiday. Since years weekends are being prolonged by moving the workdays. So the Russians can party longer, but often have to work six days during the week before or after the holiday.
- Most stores and companies remain closed from December 31 through January 7.
Defenders of the Motherland Day
International Women's Day
Spring and Labour Day
Day of Russia
Day of the National Unity
These holidays are not national holidays and are therefore workdays.
|End of February – Beginning of March||Maslenitsa (Russian carneval)|
|April / May||Easter (Russian-Orthodox)|
National Flag Day
|December, 12||Constitution Day|
(russ.: День Конституции)