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Russian Federation : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Russian Federation : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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New Year's Day**Wednesday January 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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2nd JanuaryThursday January 2, 2020Secular holiday 
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Bank HolidayFriday January 3, 2020Secular holiday 
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Bank HolidayMonday January 6, 2020Secular holiday 
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Orthodox Christmas Day*Tuesday January 7, 2020Orthodox 
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Bank HolidayWednesday January 8, 2020Secular holiday 
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new year holiday (end)**Thursday January 9, 2020School holidays 
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Tatiana Day*Saturday January 25, 2020Culture 
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Valentine's Day*Friday February 14, 2020cards/flowers 
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Defence of the Motherland*Monday February 24, 2020Secular holiday 
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Maslenitsa*Monday February 24, 2020Culture 
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Special Forces Day*Thursday February 27, 2020Culture 
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Saint Casimir's day*Wednesday March 4, 2020cards/flowers 
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Womens' Day*Saturday March 7, 2020Secular holiday 
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Womens' Day*Sunday March 8, 2020Secular holiday 
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Womens' Day*Monday March 9, 2020Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (beginning)Friday March 20, 2020School holidays 
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spring holiday (end)Monday March 30, 2020School holidays 
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April Fools Day**Wednesday April 1, 2020cards/flowers 
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Palm SundaySunday April 12, 2020Culture 
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Cosmonautics Day*Sunday April 12, 2020Culture 
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Passover**Wednesday April 15, 2020cards/flowers 
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Orthodox Easter**Sunday April 19, 2020Orthodox 
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New Year's Day -
Wednesday January 1, 2020

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


2nd January -
Thursday January 2, 2020

Secular holiday :


Bank Holiday -
Friday January 3, 2020

Secular holiday :


Bank Holiday -
Monday January 6, 2020

Secular holiday :


Orthodox Christmas Day -
Tuesday January 7, 2020

Orthodox : Catholic Church should follow a new calendar – called the Gregorian calendar, more in sync with the sun than the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. Because it was the pope who ruled on it, many churches not in sync with the Vatican ignored it, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox among them. Protestants accepted the new calendar in the early 1700s. In 1922, the patriarch of Constantinople decided to follow the new Gregorian calendar in observance of Christmas, but not for Easter. His lead was followed by many other Orthodox churches. The only Orthodox churches that observe the Jan. 7 date are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian churches, the Serbs and the Mt. Athos monks in Greece,


Bank Holiday -
Wednesday January 8, 2020

Secular holiday :


New year holiday (end) -
Thursday January 9, 2020

School holidays : Ministry of Education
Official Russian Schedule
Students attend class from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m
many study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 483
Compared with other OECD countries, Russia has some of the smallest class sizes and some of the shortest instruction hours per year
Number of instructional days: 167
PISA ranking (average 493): 487
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 500
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required
Saint Petersburg State University ranking: Times Higher Education #601-800/QS ranking #240/Shanghai #301-400
Novosibirsk State University ranking: Times Higher Education #401-500/QS ranking #250/Shanghai #401-500
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Orthodox New Year -
Thursday January 14, 2021

cards/flowers : The Roman Era year of 2755 begins on January 14, 2003. During the 20th and 21st centuries, this is the New Year's Day (January 1st) for the Julian calendar. Some Eastern Orthodox churches still celebrate New Year's on this day May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.


Tatiana Day -
Saturday January 25, 2020

Culture : Christian martyr in 3rd century Rome during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus.


Valentine's Day -
Friday February 14, 2020

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Defence of the Motherland -
Monday February 24, 2020

Secular holiday : First celebrated in 1919 the holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft into the Red Army occurred in Petrograd and Moscow. In January 1919 it was decided to combine the celebration that day with the anniversary of the publication of the decree on the establishment of the Red Army (of 18 February 1918). Since then it stayed that day. In 1923 it was officially named the Day of the Red Army and the Navy.[1] In 1949, it was renamed Soviet Army and Navy Day. Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the holiday was given its current name in 2002. work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.


Maslenitsa -
Monday February 24, 2020

Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.


Special Forces Day -
Thursday February 27, 2020

Culture : To celebrate the military operation to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014


Saint Casimir's day -
Wednesday March 4, 2020

cards/flowers : Patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia


Womens' Day -
Saturday March 7, 2020

Secular holiday : This date is also commemorated at the United Nations. It celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.


Womens' Day -
Sunday March 8, 2020

Secular holiday : This date is also commemorated at the United Nations. It celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.


Womens' Day -
Monday March 9, 2020

Secular holiday : This date is also commemorated at the United Nations. It celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 20, 2020

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Spring holiday (end) -
Monday March 30, 2020

School holidays :


April Fools Day -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Palm Sunday -
Sunday April 12, 2020

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Cosmonautics Day -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Culture : Celebrates the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.


Passover -
Wednesday April 15, 2020

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday


Orthodox Easter -
Sunday April 19, 2020

Orthodox : Paid holiday