New Year Holiday Week in Russia
Changes in New Year Break
In October 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree that has added additional holidays to the Russian calendar.
Russians had a 10 day New Year break, starting December 30 that year and ending the day after the Russian Orthodox Christmas Day on January 8 the following year.
Other Holidays Affected
Additionally, in order to compensate for holidays that fall during the weekend of the New Year break, the decree extended the Spring and Labor Holiday by two days. The Spring and Labor Holidays start on May 1 and end on May 5.
Victory Day celebrations and holidays have also been extended by at least one additional day.
New Year Holiday Week Observances
|Mon||Jan 2||2012||New Year Holiday Week||National holiday|
|Wed||Jan 2||2013||New Year Holiday Week||National holiday|
|Thu||Jan 2||2014||New Year Holiday Week||National holiday|
|Fri||Jan 2||2015||New Year Holiday Week||National holiday|
|Tue||May 3||2016||New Year Holiday Substitution||National holiday|
|Mon||Jan 2||2017||New Year Holiday Week||National holiday|
|Tue||Jan 2||2018||New Year Holiday Week||National holiday|
|Wed||Jan 2||2019||New Year Holiday Week||National holiday|
|Thu||Jan 2||2020||New Year Holiday Week||National holiday|
Quick FactsA 2012 decree has extended the number of days, and the dates for the New Year break.
New Year Holiday Week 2016Tuesday, May 3, 2016
New Year Holiday Week 2017Monday, January 2, 2017
Name in other languages
|New Year Holiday Week||English|
Other holidays in May 2017 in Russia
- Spring and Labor Day – Monday, May 1, 2017
- Extra holiday in lieu of Jan. 7 – Monday, May 8, 2017
- Victory Day – Tuesday, May 9, 2017