Day of Unity in Russia in 2019

Day of Unity in Russia in 2019
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky in Moscow
  How long until Day of Unity?
This holiday next takes place in 19 days.
  Dates of Day of Unity in Russia
2021 Russia Thu, Nov 4 National Holiday
2020 Russia Wed, Nov 4 National Holiday
2019 Russia Mon, Nov 4 National Holiday
2018 Nov 4, Nov 5
RussiaMon, Nov 5National Holiday
RussiaSun, Nov 4National Holiday
2017 Nov 4, Nov 6
RussiaMon, Nov 6National Holiday
RussiaSat, Nov 4National Holiday
  Summary
Celebrates the liberation of Moscow from Polish troops in 1612

When is Russian Unity Day?

The Day of Unity is a public holiday in Russia observed on November 4th.

This is Russia's newest holiday.

History of Russian Unity Day?

It was created in 2004 and celebrates the liberation of Moscow from Polish troops in 1612, led by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky. This event marked the end of the "time of troubles" and foreign intervention in Russia. It led to Mikhail Romanov’s accession to the throne.

The event was marked by a public holiday which was celebrated in Russia on October 22nd from 1649 till 1917.

The name of the day is in recognition that all the classes of Russian society united to save Russia, even though there was no Tsar to lead them.

How is Russian Unity Day Celebrated?

It is generally assumed that the day has been reinstated as a holiday as a replacement for Revolution Day (November 7th) that celebrated the 1917 October Revolution, which had been removed as a national holiday. Without a replacement, Russians would have been faced with a stretch from June to January without a national holiday.

Given it's closeness to the old holiday, many Russians probably haven't noticed that much change and to help the transition, the holiday is celebrated in the same manner as the old holiday with fireworks, food, and drink.

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