Public Holidays in Russia in 2019

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Defence of the Fatherland
Defence of the Fatherland

23 February 2019 This National holiday is in 34 days. Defence of the Fatherland day honors those who are currently serving in the Armed Force...

Women's Day
Women's Day

8 March 2019 This National holiday is in 47 days. The UN has declared 8 March to be a day to celebrate, recognise and remember women

Labour Day
Labour Day

1 May 2019 This National holiday is in 101 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Russia List of national public holidays of Russia in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day
Wednesday January 02 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Thursday January 03 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Friday January 04 Bank Holiday Bridge Holiday
Monday January 07 Orthodox Christmas Day
Saturday February 23 Defence of the Fatherland Originally known as Red Army Day
Friday March 08 Women's Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day May Day
Thursday May 09 Victory Day Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Wednesday June 12 National Day
Monday November 04 Day of Unity
Sunday November 24 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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