Public Holidays in Russia in 2018

Russia List of national public holidays of Russia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day
Tuesday January 02 Jan 2 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Wednesday January 03 Jan 3 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Thursday January 04 Jan 4 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Friday January 05 Jan 5 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Sunday January 07 Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Friday February 23 Feb 23 Defence of the Fatherland Originally known as Red Army Day
Thursday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Monday April 30 Apr 30 Labour Day Holiday Bridge Holiday
Tuesday May 01 May 1 Labour Day May Day
Wednesday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Monday June 11 Jun 11 National Day Holiday
Tuesday June 12 Jun 12 National Day
Sunday November 04 Nov 4 Day of Unity
Monday November 05 Nov 5 Day of Unity Holiday
Sunday November 25 Nov 25 Mother's Day Last Sunday in November. Not a public holiday


National Holiday Not a Public 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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