This guide was written prior to Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine and is therefore not reflective of the current situation. Travel to Russia is currently not advisable due to the area's volatile political situation.


 20242025
New Year Holiday1–6 January1–6 January
Orthodox Christmas Day7 January7 January
Defence of the Fatherland Day23 February23 February
International Women’s Day8 March8 March
Spring/Labour Day1 May1 May
Victory Day9 May9 May
Russia Day12 June12 June
National Unity Day4 November4 November

*Public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are observed on the following Monday.

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