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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 26 Jan 2011 08:04 
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Public Holidays in Russia


Happy New Year 2011.

In most countries of Europe people go back to work, after the Christmas and New year celebrations (holidays) on the 2nd or 3rd of January but the first working day in Russia, this month, was the 11th January. I thought it might be useful to give a full list of public holidays in Russia during 2011 as it would potentially prevent any confusion or misunderstanding, if a foreigner tries to contact an office in Russia only to find the phone line at the other end not answered.

  • 23rd February, Wednesday, – Defender of the Fatherland Day.

  • 8th March, Tuesday, – International Women’s Day. Don't forget to buy your Russian woman flowers and remember the number must be an odd number!

  • 1st May, Sunday, – Spring and Labour Day. The 2nd of May, Monday, is a day off as May the 1st falls on Sunday.

  • 9th May, Monday – Victory Day

  • 12th June, Sunday, – Russia Day. The 13th June, Monday, is a day off in lieu of the previous Sunday.

  • 4th November, Friday, – Unity Day.

Easter in Russia is a religious holiday and not a state holiday. That’s why even though according to the Russian Orthodox calendar, this year, it falls on Sunday the 24th April, Monday 25th April it's a normal working day. The last working day of the year in Russia is the 31st December. Unlike Europe, there are no public holidays in Russia in December as Christmas is celebrated on 7th January.

Russians of course have a big celebration for the New Year!

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Hanna,
You forgot to include all the other holidays.
My experience of Russia is that there is a holiday every day.
Special days for fishermen, oil and gas workers, bakers, milkman and even a holiday for tinker, tailor, soldier and spy.

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Don't need any special reason to have a holiday and a big party.

Do they?


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wiz wrote:
Russians

Don't need any special reason to have a holiday and a big party.

Do they?


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No they do not [party.gif] [cheer.gif] [cheer.gif] [drinks.gif]

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