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Russian National Holidays

On holiday all offices are closed. The day before holiday is a short day, and offices are getting closed three hours earlier. So if you travel Russia take it into consideration.
   Dec 31 - Jan 7     New Year holidays. The most popular holiday in Russia. Russians make presents to each other. Celebrate at night from December 31 up to January 1 morning.

    Attention! In 2013-2014 Official New Year holidays will last from December, 31 to January, 7. January, 8 is a working day.

   January 7     Russian Orthodox Christmas
   January 13 Eve     Russian Old New Year. Its not an official holiday, but most of Russians celebrate it.
   February 23     The Motherland Defender's Day. Former Soviet Army Day. Women make presents to men. Official holidays will last from February, 20 to February, 23. February, 25 is a working day.
   March 8     International Women's Day. Don't forget to make a present (flowers) to women

    Attention! In 2013 Official holidays will last March, 8-10. March, 11 is a working day.

   May 5     Easter (floating date)
        in 2013 - May 5
        in 2014 - April 20
        in 2015 - April 12
        in 2016 - May 1
        in 2017 - April 16
        in 2018 - April 8
        in 2019 - April 28
        in 2020 - April 19
   May 1, 2     Labour Day
   May 9     Victory Day. Russians celebrate Victory in in World War II (1941-1945).
   June 12     Russia Day or Independence Day
   November 4     Day of People's Unity

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