Russian holidays and celebrations info

Russia holidays overview

Holidays and memorable days of Russia are officially established holidays, professional holydays, memorable days and dates, days of military glory. Days off holidays of Russia are additional days off for holiday time according to Labor codex of Russia.

In addition to holidays giving work free days there are holidays celebrated but not giving additional days off. Also there are several memorable days to honor significant dates of world and Russian history. Professional holidays are formed to honor the specialists of various professions.

Russian Holidays

Russian holidays official list

January holidays of Russia

  • January 1-5 (days off) - New Year holidays
  • January 7 (day off) - Christmas
  • January 12 - Public prosecutor office specialists day (professional holiday)
  • January 13 - The day of Russian press (professional holiday)
  • January 21 - The day of engineer troops (memorable day)
  • January 25 - The day of Russian students also known as Tatiana Day (memorable date)
  • January 27 - The day of Leningrad city blockade reversal (military glory day)

February holidays of Russia

  • February 2 - The day of Stalingrad battle victory (military glory day)
  • February 8 - The day of Russian science (professional holiday)
  • February 10 - The day of diplomatic officials (professional day)
  • February 23 (day off) - The day of native land defender (unofficial day of men)

March holidays of Russia

  • March 8 (day off) - International day of women
  • Second Sunday of March - The day of land surveying and cartography specialist (professional holiday)
  • March 11 - The day of drugs control specialists (professional holiday)
  • Third Sunday of March - The day of salesclerks, housing and communal services specialists (professional day)
  • March 19 - The day of submariners (professional holiday)
  • March 25 - The day of workers in the arts and culture
  • March 27 - The day of home troops of Ministry of Home Affairs (professional holiday)
  • March 29 - The day of law service specialist of Russian army

April holidays of Russia

  • April 1 - April fool day (unofficial holiday)
  • April 2 - The day of nations unity
  • April 8 - The day of military commissariats workers (professional holiday)
  • First Sunday of April - The day of geologist (professional holiday)
  • April 12 - The day of space travel science (memorable date)
  • Second Sunday of April - The day of anti-aircraft defense troops (memorable day)
  • April 15 - The day of radio-electronic fight troops (professional holiday)
  • April 18 - The day of Alexander Nevsky troops victory over German knights on Chudskoye lake of 1242 (military glory day)
  • April 26 - The memory day of radioactive catastrophes and disasters victims (memorable day)
  • April 30 - The day of firemen (professional holiday)

May holidays of Russia

  • May 1 (day off) - The holiday of Spring and Labor
  • May 7 - The day of radio and telecoms workers (professional holiday)
  • May 9 (day off) - The Victory Day (military glory day)
  • Last Sunday of May - The day of chemist (professional holiday)
  • May 24 - The day of Slavic written language and culture
  • May 25 - The day of philologist (professional holiday)
  • May 26 - The day of Russian entrepreneurship (professional holiday)
  • May 27 - The day of Russian libraries (professional holiday)
  • May 28 - The day of border guards (professional holiday)
  • May 31 - The day of Russian lawyers (professional holiday)

June holidays of Russia

  • June 5 - The day of ecologists and environmentalists (professional holiday)
  • June 6 - The day of Pushkin
  • June 8 - The day of social workers
  • June 12 (day off) - The day of Russia (the holiday is commemorating the June 12, 1990 when the declaration of sovereignty of Russia was adopted)
  • Second Sunday of June - The day of textile and light industry workers (professional holiday)
  • June 14 - The day of migratory service workers (professional holiday)
  • Third Sunday of June - The day of medical specialists (professional holiday)
  • Last Saturday of June - The day of inventor (professional holiday)
  • June 22 - The day of memory and sorrow (memorable date)
  • June 27 - The day of young people
  • June 29 - The day of partisans (memorable date)

July holidays of Russia

  • July 3 - The day of traffic policemen (professional holiday)
  • First Sunday of July - The day of sea and river fleets workers (professional holiday)
  • July 10 - The day of Poltava victory of 1709 (military glory day)
  • Second Sunday of July - The day of fisherman and Russian postal service (professional holiday)
  • Third Sunday of July - The day of metallurgist (professional day)
  • Last Sunday of July - The day of Russian Navy (memorable day)

August holidays of Russia

  • August 1 - The day of home front workers (memorable day)
  • August 2 - The day of airborne troops (memorable day)
  • First Sunday of August - The day of railroader (professional day)
  • August 6 - The day of railroad troops (memorable day)
  • August 9 - The day of first victory of Russian fleet over Sweden fleet of 1714 (military glory day)
  • August 12 - The day of sky forces (memorable day)
  • Second Saturday of August - The day of athletes (professional holiday)
  • Second Sunday of August - The day of builder (professional holiday)
  • Third Sunday of August - The day of Russian air freight (professional holiday)
  • August 22 - The day of Russian state flag
  • August 23 - The day of Kursk battle victory (military glory day)
  • Last Sunday of August - The day of miner (professional holiday)
  • August 27 - The day of cinema (professional holiday)

September holidays of Russia

  • September 1 - The day of knowledge
  • September 2 - The day of Russian guard (memorable day)
  • September 3 - The day of solidarity in terrorism fighting (memorable date)
  • September 4 - The day of nuclear weapons specialist (professional holiday)
  • First Sunday of September - The day of oil and gas industries workers (professional holiday)
  • September 8 - The day of Borodino battle victory (military glory day)
  • September 11 - The day of Russian fleet victory over Turkish fleet of 1812 (military glory day)
  • September 13 (September 12 in leap year - 256th day of the year) - The day of programmer (professional holiday)
  • Second Sunday of September - The day of tank crew member (professional holiday)
  • September 21 - The day of Kulikovskaya battle victory of 1380 (military glory day)
  • Third Sunday of September - The day of wood workers (professional holiday)
  • September 24 - The day of system analyst (professional holiday)
  • September 28 - The day of nuclear industry workers (professional holiday)
  • Last Sunday of September - The day of machines builders (professional holiday)

October holidays of Russia

  • October 1 - The day of elderly people; The day of land forces (memorable day)
  • October 4 - The day of outer space forces (memorable day)
  • October 5 - The day of teacher (professional holiday)
  • Second Sunday of October - The day of agriculture and processing industry workers (professional holiday)
  • October 20 - The day of military signaler (professional holiday)
  • Third Sunday of October - The day of roads system workers (professional holiday)
  • October 24 - The day of special mission units (memorable day)
  • October 25 - The day of Russian customs officer (professional holiday)
  • Last Sunday of October - The day of automobile transport workers (professional holiday)
  • October 29 - The day of non-departmental guard of Ministry of Home Affairs of Russia (professional holiday)
  • October 30 - The memory day of political repressions victims

November holidays of Russia

  • November 4 (day off) - The day of nation unity (military glory day)
  • November 5 - The day of military scout (professional holiday)
  • November 7 - The day of harmony and conciliation; the day of October revolution of 1917 (memorable day)
  • November 10 - The day of Russian police (professional holiday)
  • November 13 - The day of radioactive, chemical and biological defense troops (memorable day)
  • November 19 - The day of rocket forces and artillery (memorable day)
  • November 21 - The day of Russian Tax Inspection workers (professional holiday)
  • Last Sunday of November - The day of Mother

December holidays of Russia

  • December 1 - The day of Russian fleet victory over Turkish fleet of 1853 (military glory day)
  • December 3 - The day of jurist (professional holiday)
  • December 5 - The day of counteroffensive launch in Moscow battle of 1941 (military glory day)
  • December 9 - The day of native land heroes (memorable date)
  • December 12 - The day of Russian Constitution (memorable date)
  • December 17 - The day of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles forces (memorable date)
  • December 20 - The day of national security service workers (professional holiday)
  • Third Sunday of December - The day of power engineering specialist (professional holiday)
  • December 24 - The day of Izmail fortress capture of 1790 (military glory day)
  • December 27 - The day of lifesaver (professional holiday)

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