Russians love to celebrate, and Russia's public holidays should not be treated lightly.

For the most important holidays — New Year's, Christmas, and the May holidays — many shops close down completely and city streets become strangely quiet. All government offices are closed on public holidays, and most overseas embassies are too.

Sometimes it can be a little complicated figuring out which days the country shuts down.

If the holiday falls on a Monday or a Friday, then everything is simple — it's a day off. If it falls on a weekend, then the Friday or Monday will also be a day off.

If it falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday then the weekend will be shifted a day in the right direction and the Saturday or Sunday becomes a working day, with the three days off being Sunday-Monday-Tuesday or Thursday-Friday-Saturday.

If the holiday falls on a Wednesday then there is no long weekend.

Russian Holiday Schedule

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
(The holiday formerly known as the
Day of the Great October Revolution)

November

7

Constitution Day

December

12

Our special offers:

We offer guaranteed rooms for the period

from 02 till 06 June 2008 in the following hotels in Moscow:

Ohotnik

Art-Hotel

The following exhibitions are holding in Moscow during this period:

BW-Show – 2008 International Exhibition "Bottling and Bottled Waters" (Crocus Expo), CityPipe – 2008 3rd International Exhibition "Piping Systems for Municipal Infrastructure (Crocus Expo), NO-DIG – 2008 26th International Exhibition and Conference on Trenchless Technologies (Crocus Expo) EcwaTech – 2008 The 8th International Trade Fair and Congress "Water: Ecology and Technology" (Crocus Expo)                               

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