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Spring and Labor Day Holiday in Russia

Russians will enjoy two extra days days of holiday during May. The Spring and Labor Day Holiday will begin on May 1 and end on May 5.

Is Spring and Labor Day Holiday a Public Holiday?

Spring and Labor Day Holiday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Changes in the Spring and Labor Day Holidays

In October 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medevdev signed a decree that has extended the Spring and Labor Day holidays by two days. The Spring and Labor Day Holidays will start on May 1 and end on May 5.

Other Holidays Affected

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.

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.

Spring and Labor Day Holiday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018MonApr 30Spring and Labor Day HolidayNational holiday
2019ThuMay 2Spring and Labor Day HolidayNational holiday
2024ThuMay 2Spring and Labor Day HolidayNational holiday
2025FriMay 2Spring and Labor Day HolidayNational holiday

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