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Victory Day Holiday in Russia

Russians will enjoy an extra day of holiday during their Victory Day celebrations in May.

Changes in Victory Day Holidays

In October 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medevdev signed a decree that has extended the Victory Day holidays by 1 day. Victory Day break will begin on May 9, and end on May 12.

Other Holidays Affected

The decree also affects the durations of the New Year break and the Spring and Labor Day Holidays. 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.

The Spring and Labor Day Holidays will start on May 1 and end on May 5.

Victory Day Holiday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
FriMay 102013Victory Day HolidayNational holiday
SatMay 102014Victory Day HolidayNational holiday

Quick Facts

A 2012 decree has changed the number of days, and the dates for the Victory Day Holidays.

Victory Day Holiday 2016

Victory Day Holiday does not occur in 2016

Victory Day Holiday 2017

Victory Day Holiday does not occur in 2017


Name in other languages

День ПобедыRussian
Victory Day HolidayEnglish
Tag des SiegesGerman

List of dates for other years

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