There are 16 public holidays in Russia in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday has six days from January 1 to January 6, 2023.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Orthodox Christmas Day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. It is celebrated on January 6 and January 7, 2023.
Defender of the Fatherland Day
Defender of Fatherland Day is a public holiday in Russia on February 23, 2023. The holiday celebrates those who are and were serving in the armed forces defending the peace of Russia.
International Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize women's achievements and raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Victory Day is observed on May 9, 2023, and commemorates the anniversary of the German Instrument of Surrender's signing. It was a legal document that effected the extinction of Nazi Germany and ended World War II in Europe.
Russia Day is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, celebrated on June 12, 2023. The day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) on June 12, 1990.
Unity Day is a public holiday in Russia on November 4, 2023. The holiday commemorates Russia's defeat in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth invasion in 1612. In 1610, the commonwealth invaded Russia and took Moscow.
The following is the list of the public holidays in Russia in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|New Year Holiday||Jan 03, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|New Year Holiday||Jan 04, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|New Year Holiday||Jan 05, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|New Year Holiday||Jan 06, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Christmas Day||Jan 07, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Christmas Day Holiday||Jan 08, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Defender of the Fatherland Day||Feb 23, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Public Holiday||Feb 24, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|International Women's Day||Mar 08, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Public Holiday||May 08, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Victory Day||May 09, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Russia Day||Jun 12, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Unity Day||Nov 04, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Russia in 2023.