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Victory Day Holiday in Russia

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

Is Victory Day Holiday a Public Holiday?

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

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

Holiday currently only shown for years 2013–2014.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2013FriMay 10Victory Day HolidayNational holiday
2014SatMay 10Victory Day HolidayNational holiday

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