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  • Yelena McCafferty

Public Holidays in Russia in 2017

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

Christmases seem to come round faster every year. I say Christmases because Russian Christmas is celebrated on a different date to the one we are used to in the West. So by an annual tradition, here comes to list of public holidays in Russia in 2017:

31st December 2016 to 8th January 2017 – New Year holidays, with Christmas celebrated on 7th January

23rd to 26th February – a mini break to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day on 23rd February

8th March (Wednesday) – International Women’s Day

16th April – Russian Easter

29th April to 1st May – May Day holidays

6th to 9th May – a long weekend to celebrate Victory Day which falls on 9th May

10th to 12th June – a short break to mark Russia Day (12th June)

4th to 6th November – a three-day weekend starting with Unity Day.

Quite a few public holidays fall on or near weekends this year, so if your client is a little slow responding to you on a Friday or Monday, do check this article, you may realise why!

[Tip: If you need to contact someone in Russia and can't speak the language, call us on 0207 043 6940 and we will interpret for you over the phone.]



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