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Russia Public Holidays

Russia public holidays are listed below.

(These are the official holidays in Russia where workers are not required to work on these days.)


1st - New Year
7th – Christmas Day


23rd - Day of Russian Army - This is an official celebration to honor the Russian armed forces. It is also a day to celebrate men, in the same way that March 8th is a celebration for women.


8th - International Women's Day


1st - Labor Day
9th - Day of Victory (in WW2) - On this day in Red Square, Moscow, is a parade of all of the armed forces of Russia.


12th - Day of Independence of Russia (to mark the end of the Soviet Empire)


4th - Day of Unity of Russian Folk - A very recent holiday that celebrates the 1612 victory over Polish/Lithuanian invaders attempting to capture Moscow.

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