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Holidays in Russia in 2018

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayNational holiday
Jan 2TuesdayNew Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
Jan 3WednesdayNew Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
Jan 4ThursdayNew Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
Jan 5FridayNew Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
Jan 7SundayOrthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
Jan 8MondayNew Year Holiday WeekNational holiday
Jan 14SundayOld New YearObservance
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance
Feb 23FridayDefender of the Fatherland DayNational holiday
Feb 27TuesdaySpecial Operations Forces DayDe facto holiday
Mar 8ThursdayInternational Women's DayNational holiday
Mar 9FridayBridge Public holidayNational holiday
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 8SundayOrthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Apr 28SaturdaySpecial working dayWorking day (replacement)
Apr 30MondaySpring and Labor Day HolidayNational holiday
May 1TuesdaySpring and Labor DayNational holiday
May 2WednesdaySpring and Labor Day HolidayNational holiday
May 9WednesdayVictory DayNational holiday
May 16WednesdayRamadan startsMuslim
Jun 9SaturdaySpecial working dayWorking day (replacement)
Jun 10SundayLailat al-QadrMuslim
Jun 11MondayRussia Day WeekendNational holiday
Jun 12TuesdayRussia DayNational holiday
Jun 15FridayEid al-FitrMuslim
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 22WednesdayEid al-AdhaMuslim
Sep 1SaturdayDay of KnowledgeDe facto holiday
Sep 12WednesdayMuharramMuslim
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Nov 4SundayUnity DayNational holiday
Nov 5MondayUnity Day observedNational holiday
Nov 21WednesdayThe Prophet's BirthdayMuslim
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 29SaturdaySpecial working dayWorking day (replacement)
Dec 31MondayExtra holiday in lieu of Dec. 29National holiday

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