2008: Russia

Russia National public holidays of Russia in 2008

Tuesday January 01 New Years Day
Wednesday January 02 Day after New Years Day
Thursday January 03 Bank Holiday
Friday January 04 Bank Holiday
Monday January 07 Orthodox Christmas Day
Tuesday January 08 Bank Holiday
Monday February 25 Defence of the Motherland
Monday March 10 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Thursday May 01 Labour Day May Day
Friday May 02 May Day
Friday May 09 Victory Day Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Thursday June 12 National Day
Tuesday November 04 Day of Unity


National Holiday


  • If a annual public holiday falls on a Tuesday, the Monday will be declared a bridge holiday and a Saturday will be declared a working day as compensation.
  • Each city in Russia celebrates its official founding date with fireworks, concerts, speeches by local politicians and other figures, food, drink, and other city-specific festivities.
  • City day for Moscow is the 31st of August and, for St. Petersburg, the 27th of May.

Other Years

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