Public Holidays in Russia in 2014

Russia List of national public holidays of Russia in 2014

Day Date Holiday Comments
Wednesday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Thursday January 02 Jan 2 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Friday January 03 Jan 3 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Monday January 06 Jan 6 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Tuesday January 07 Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Wednesday January 08 Jan 8 Bank Holiday Final day of New Year Holiday
Sunday February 23 Feb 23 Defence of the Fatherland Originally known as Red Army Day
Monday March 10 Mar 10 Womens Day (observed) Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Thursday May 01 May 1 Labour Day May Day
Friday May 02 May 2 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Friday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Thursday June 12 Jun 12 National Day
Friday June 13 Jun 13 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Monday November 03 Nov 3 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Tuesday November 04 Nov 4 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.

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