12 June 2016
Russia Day is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, which has been celebrated every year on June 12 since 1992.
Savior of the Cherry Feast Day
10 July 2016
Tourists will be able to participate in the ritual celebration of “Savior of the Cherry Feast Day”.
VII historical festival of medieval culture “Vladimir blade”
19-21 August 2016
Clubs of historical reconstruction from different Russian cities will take part in the festival.
31 December 2016 – 10 January 2017
“New year” is a public holiday and the most celebrated day in Russia.
Russian Orthodox Christmas
7 January 2017
Christmas is a national holiday, however many Russians continue to focus on the New Year’s celebration.
Defender of the Fatherland Day
23 February 2017
It is a public Russian holiday and day off which is celebrated on February 23 every year.
International Women’s Day
8 March 2017
International Women’s Day is an internationally recognized celebration of women and their social and political achievements.
March 2017 (To be confirmed)
Maslenitsa is a traditional Russian festival, a mix of pagan beliefs and Christian traditions, which marks the end of winter.
16 April 2017
The Orthodox festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Spring and Labour Day
1 May 2017
In the former Soviet Union, 1 May was International Workers’ Day and was celebrated with huge parades in Russian cities.
9 May 2017
Victory day or 9 May marks the day when the German military surrendered to the USSR in Berlin in 1945.
Museums at Night
20-21 May 2017
Most cultural institutions will be accessible free of charge all day long on May 20 till late at night.