Russians celebrate 19 holidays a year. Government offices, schools, embassies and businesses are usually closed during Russia public holidays. New Year is consider the biggest holiday in Russia. The celebration of New Year lasts for more than a week starting from January 1 until January 8, 2014. This is due to the joining celebration of New Year and Orthodox Christmas which falls on January 7, 2014 in Russia.

List of Public Holidays in Russia 2014
Here is the list of Russia 2014 Public Holidays. Please note this Russia 2014 public holidays calendar is only an estimate. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this 2014 Russia holidays calendar.

New Year’s Day
International New Year’s Day 2014
Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Bank Holidays related to New Years Day
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Friday, 3 January 2014
Saturday, 4 January 2014
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Monday, 6 January 2014
Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Orthodox Christmas Day
Orthodox Christmas 2014
Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Defender of the Fatherland Day
Defender of the Fatherland Day 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
*Monday, 24 February 2013

Women’s Day
International Women’s Day 2014
Saturday, 8 March 2014
*Monday, 10 March 2014

Orthodox Easter Sunday
Orthodox Easter 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014

Spring and Labour Day
International Workers’ Day 2014
Thursday, 1 May 2014

Bridge Holiday for Spring and Labour Day
Friday, 2 May 2014

Russia Victory Day
Victory Day 2014
Friday, 9 May 2014

Russia Day / National Day / Independence Day of Russia
Russia Day 2014
Thursday, 12 June 2014

Bridge Holiday for Russia Day
Friday, 13 June 2014

Bridge Holiday for Unity Day / Consolidation Day
Monday, 3 November 2014

National Unity Day / Consolidation Day
Unity Day 2014
Tuesday, 4 November 2014

*If a holiday falls on weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the following Monday will be considered day of in lieu)

^In Russia, whenever a fixed-date annual public holiday falls on a Tuesday, the preceding Monday will be declared a one-off bridge public holiday, and if a fixed-date holiday falls on Thursday, the following Friday will be observed as holiday. To compensate the holiday, a nearby Saturday will be a regular working day.