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New Year Holiday Week in Russia

Quick Facts

A 2012 decree has changed the number of days, and the dates for the New Year break.

Local names

NameLanguage
Новогодние каникулыRussian
New Year Holiday WeekEnglish
NeujahrsferienGerman

New Year Holiday Week 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year Holiday Week 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015
List of dates for other years

Russians will have a 10 day New Year break starting December 30 and ending January 8.

Changes in New Year Break

In October 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medevdev signed a decree that has added additional holidays to the Russian calendar.

Russians will now have a 10 day New Year break starting December 30 and ending the day after the Russian Orthodox Christmas Day on January 8.

Other Holidays Affected

Additionally, in order to compensate for holidays that fall during the weekend of the New Year break, the decree extends the Spring and Labor Holiday by two days. The Spring and Labor Holidays will start on May 1 and end on May 5.

Victory Day celebrations and holidays have also been extended by an additional day. Russians will have a day off on May 10 in addition to having a holiday on May 9.

New Year Holiday Week Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonJan 21995New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
TueJan 21996New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
ThuJan 21997New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
FriJan 21998New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
TueJan 22001New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
WedJan 22002New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
ThuJan 22003New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
FriJan 22004New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
MonJan 22006New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
TueJan 22007New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
WedJan 22008New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
FriJan 22009New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
MonJan 22012New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
WedJan 22013New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
ThuJan 22014New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
FriJan 22015New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
MonJan 22017New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
TueJan 22018New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
WedJan 22019New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
ThuJan 22020New Year Holiday WeekNational holiday

Other holidays in January 2014 in Russia

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