Public holidays in Russia
The following is the list of official public holidays recognized by the Government of Russia. On these days, government offices, embassies and some shops, are closed. If the date of observance falls o...
Cosmonautics Day
Cosmonautics Day (Russian: День Космона́втики, Den Kosmonavtiki) is an anniversary celebrated in Russia and some other former USSR countries on April 12. In 2011, April 12 was declared as the Inte...
Victory Day (9 May)
Victory Day or 9 May marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union). It was first inaugurated in the six...
Programmers' Day
Programmers' Day is an international professional day recognized in many technology companies and programming firms, that is celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 2th) day of each year (S...
Knowledge Day
Knowledge Day (Russian: День Знаний), often simply called 1 of September, is the day when the school year traditionally starts in Russia and many other former Soviet republics.
Knowledge Day o...
Christmas in Russia
Christmas in Russia (Russian: Рождество Христово Rozhdestvo Khristovo, in the Russian Orthodox Church called Е́же по пло́ти Рождество Господа Бога и Спа́са нашего Иисуса Христа) is celebrated on 7...
Semik
Green week (Зелёные Святки, also known as Семи́к – Semik) is an ancient Slavic fertility festival celebrated in early June and closely linked with the cult of the dead and the spring agricultural rite...
Tatiana Day
Tatiana Day (Russian: Татьянин день, Tatyanin den' ) is a Russian religious holiday observed on January 25 according to the Gregorian calendar, January 12 according to the Julian. It is named aft...
Christmas
Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious ...
Novy God
Novy God (Russian: Новый Год) is the Russian phrase for "New Year", and also designates the Russian New Years' Day celebration.Russia used 1 September as the start of each new year from 1492 until...
Saints Cyril and Methodius
Saints Cyril and Methodius (Greek: Κύριλλος καὶ Μεθόδιος, Old Church Slavonic: Кѷриллъ и Меѳодїи) were 9th-century Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessalonica, Macedonia, in the Byzantine Empire...
Radio Day
Radio Day (Russian: День радио Den' Radio), Communications Workers' Day (as it is officially known in Russia) or Radio and Television Day (Ден на радиото и телевизията, as it is known in Bulgaria) is ...
Eastern Front (World War II)
The Eastern Front of World War II was a theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland and other allies, which encompassed Northern, S...
Russian Air Force
The Russian Air Force (Russian: Военно-воздушные cилы России, Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It is currently u...
Victory Banner
The Soviet Banner of Victory (Russian: Знамя Победы, Znamya Pobedy) is the banner raised by the Red Army soldiers on the Reichstag building in Berlin, on April 30, 1945, the day that Adolf Hitler ...
Ribbon of Saint George
The Ribbon of Saint George or Saint George's Ribbon (Russian: Георгиевская ленточка, Georgiyevskaya lentochka) constitutes one of the most recognised and respected symbols of military valour in Ru...
Kupala Night
Kupala Night, also known as Ivan Kupala Day (Feast of St. John the Baptist; Russian: Иван-Купала; Belarusian: Купалле; Ukrainian: Іван Купала; Polish: Noc Kupały), is celebrated in Ukr...
Maslenitsa
Maslenitsa (Russian: Ма́сленица, Ukrainian: Масниця, Belarusian: Масьленіца, also known as Butter Week, Crepe week, or Cheesefare Week), is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, c...
Russia Day
Russia Day (Russian: День России, Den' Rossii) is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, celebrated on June 12. It has been celebrated every year since 1992. The First Congress of People'...
Moscow Victory Parade of 1945
Moscow Victory Parade of 1945, June 24.The Moscow Victory Parade of 1945 (Russian: Парад Победы, Parad Pobedy) was a victory parade held by the Soviet army (with a small squad from the Polish a...
Russian Knights
The Russian Knights (Russian: Русские Витязи, Russkiye Vityazi) is an aerobatic demonstration team of the Russian Air Force. Originally formed on April 5, 1991 at the Kubinka Air Base as a team of...
Moscow Pride
Moscow Pride (Russian Московский Гей-Прайд, Moscow Gay Pride) is a demonstration of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons (LGBT). It was intended to take place in May annually since 2006 ...
Great Patriotic War (term)
The term Great Patriotic War (Russian: Вели́кая Оте́чественная война́, Velíkaya Otéchestvennaya voyná) is used in Russia and some other former republics of the Soviet Union to describe the conflic...
National Anthem of Russia
The State Anthem of the Russian Federation (Russian: Госудáрственный гимн Росси́йской Федерáции, Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii) is the name of the official national anthem of Russia....