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Holidays and Observances in Russia in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Russia in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday
Jan 2ThursdayNew Year HolidayNational holiday
Jan 3FridayNew Year HolidayNational holiday
Jan 6MondayNew Year HolidayNational holiday
Jan 7TuesdayOrthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
Jan 8WednesdayNew Year HolidayNational holiday
Jan 14TuesdayOld New YearObservance
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance
Feb 23SundayDefender of the Fatherland DayNational holiday
Feb 24MondayDay off for Defender of the Fatherland DayNational holiday
Feb 27ThursdaySpecial Operations Forces DayObservance
Mar 8SundayInternational Women's DayNational holiday
Mar 9MondayDay off for International Women's DayNational holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 22SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Mar 28SaturdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Mar 29SundayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Mar 30MondayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Mar 31TuesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 1WednesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 2ThursdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 3FridayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 4SaturdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 5SundayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 6MondayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 7TuesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 8WednesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 9ThursdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 10FridayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 11SaturdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 12SundayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 13MondayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 14TuesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 15WednesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 16ThursdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 17FridayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 18SaturdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 19SundayOrthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
Apr 19SundayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 20MondayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 21TuesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 22WednesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 23ThursdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 24FridayRamadan startsMuslim
Apr 24FridayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 25SaturdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 26SundayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 27MondayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 28TuesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 29WednesdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
Apr 30ThursdayNon-Working Day (COVID-19)Paid leave
May 1FridaySpring and Labor DayNational holiday
May 4MondayPublic Holiday (Moved from Jan 4)Substitute Holiday
May 5TuesdayPublic Holiday (Moved from Jan 5)Substitute Holiday
May 9SaturdayVictory DayNational holiday
May 11MondayDay off for Victory DayNational holiday
May 19TuesdayLailat al-QadrMuslim
May 24SundayEid al-FitrMuslim
Jun 12FridayRussia DayNational holiday
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 24WednesdayVictory Day 75th AnniversaryNational holiday
Jul 1WednesdayConstitutional Referendum HolidayNational holiday
Jul 31FridayEid al-AdhaMuslim
Aug 20ThursdayMuharramMuslim
Sep 1TuesdayDay of KnowledgeObservance
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 29ThursdayThe Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
Nov 4WednesdayUnity DayNational holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason

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