Holidays in Russia 2018

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Holidays and Observances in Russia in 2018

DateWeekdayNameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year’s DayNational
Jan 2TuesdayNew Year Holiday WeekNational
Jan 3WednesdayNew Year Holiday WeekNational
Jan 4ThursdayNew Year Holiday WeekNational
Jan 5FridayNew Year Holiday WeekNational
Jan 7SundayOrthodox Christmas DayChristian
Jan 8MondayNew Year Holiday WeekNational
Jan 14SundayOld New YearObservance
Feb 14WednesdayValentine’s DayObservance
Feb 23FridayDefender of the Fatherland DayNational
Feb 27TuesdaySpecial Operations Forces DayDe facto
Mar 8ThursdayInternational Women’s DayNational
Mar 9FridayBridge Public holidayNational
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason
Apr 8SundayOrthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
Apr 28SaturdayWorking day – moved weekendMoved weekend
Apr 30MondaySpring and Labor Day HolidayNational
May 1TuesdaySpring and Labor DayNational
May 2WednesdaySpring and Labor Day HolidayNational
May 9WednesdayVictory DayNational
Jun 9SaturdayWorking day – moved weekendMoved weekend
Jun 11MondayRussia Day WeekendNational
Jun 12TuesdayRussia DayNational
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Sep 1SaturdayBack to School DayDe facto
Sep 23SundaySeptember equinoxSeason
Nov 4SundayUnity DayNational
Nov 5MondayUnity Day observedNational
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 29SaturdayWorking day – moved weekendMoved weekend
Dec 31MondayExtra holiday in lieu of Dec. 29National