Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009
New Year’s Day -January 1-2 Christmas Day -January 7 Defenders of the Fatherland Day -February 23 International Women’s Day -March 8 Labor Day/May Day -May 1 Victory Day -May 9 Independence Day -June 12 Day of Consent and Reconciliation -November 4 Constitution Day -December 12
Russians love to celebrate. The most important holidays are the New Year’s, Christmas, and the May 9 holidays. Shops close and city streets become strangely quiet. All government offices are closed too on public holidays.