Public Holidays in Russia in 2015

Russia National public holidays of Russia in 2015

Thursday January 01 New Years Day
Friday January 02 New Years Holiday Bridge Holiday
Monday January 05 New Years Holiday Bridge Holiday
Tuesday January 06 New Years Holiday Bridge Holiday
Wednesday January 07 Orthodox Christmas Day
Thursday January 08 New Years Holiday Bridge Holiday
Friday January 09 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Monday February 23 Defence of the Motherland Originally known as Red Army Day
Monday March 09 Womens Day (observed) Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Friday May 01 May Day International Workers' Day
Monday May 04 Labour Day Holiday Second day of May Day holidays
Saturday May 09 Victory Day Celebrates the end of the Second World War
Monday May 11 Victory Day (observed) Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Friday June 12 National Day
Wednesday 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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