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Russian Federation : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday february 23, 2024Defence of the MotherlandSecular holiday
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    Tuesday february 27, 2024Special Forces DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday march 4, 2024Saint Casimir's daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Monday march 11, 2024MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 15, 2024Presidential electionSpecial Events
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    Saturday march 16, 2024Presidential electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday march 17, 2024Presidential electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday march 17, 2024Presidential electionSpecial Events
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    Friday march 22, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday april 1, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday april 1, 2024April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Friday april 12, 2024Cosmonautics DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday april 19, 2024Day of Accession of Crimea, Taman and Kuban to the Russian EmpireEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday april 27, 2024WORKING DAYSecular holiday
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    Sunday april 28, 2024Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday april 29, 2024Passovercards/flowers
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    Monday april 29, 2024Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday april 30, 2024Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Thursday may 9, 2024Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 10, 2024Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 24, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday may 28, 2024Border Guard DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday june 12, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Saturday june 22, 2024Day of Remembrance and MourningEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday july 28, 2024Day of BaptismEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Russian Cinema DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Defence of the Motherland

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    Friday february 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : First celebrated in 1919 the holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft into the Red Army occurred in Petrograd and Moscow. In January 1919 it was decided to combine the celebration that day with the anniversary of the publication of the decree on the establishment of the Red Army (of 18 February 1918). Since then it stayed that day. In 1923 it was officially named the Day of the Red Army and the Navy. In 1949, it was renamed Soviet Army and Navy Day. Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the holiday was given its current name in 2002. work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.

    Special Forces Day

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    Tuesday february 27, 2024
    Culture : To celebrate the military operation to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014

    Saint Casimir's day

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    Monday march 4, 2024
    cards/flowers : Patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia

    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    Secular holiday : This date is also commemorated at the United Nations. It celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.

    Maslenitsa

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

    Presidential election

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    Friday march 15, 2024
    Special Events :

    Presidential election

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    Saturday march 16, 2024
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    Presidential election

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    Sunday march 17, 2024
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    Presidential election

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    Sunday march 17, 2024
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 22, 2024
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    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    April Fools Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful [Wikipedia]

    Cosmonautics Day

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    Friday april 12, 2024
    Culture : Celebrates the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

    Day of Accession of Crimea, Taman and Kuban to the Russian Empire

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    Friday april 19, 2024
    Culture : On April 19, 1783, Crimea entered under the protection of the Russian Empire at the request of its residents suffering from wars, which became a legitimate form of Crimea’s incorporation into Russia

    WORKING DAY

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    Saturday april 27, 2024
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    Palm Sunday

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    Sunday april 28, 2024
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    Passover

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    Monday april 29, 2024
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus

    Bank Holiday

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    Monday april 29, 2024
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    Bank Holiday

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    Tuesday april 30, 2024
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Victory Day

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : The fighting of WWII tn Europe ended on May 2nd, 1945. The surrender of German troops was signed on May 4th and 5th but officially the war ended at midnight on May 8th 1945. To remember this important event, the Russians created a national holiday called Victory Day which is celebrated on May 9th in Russia. Russia mainly fought a war to defend itself, which is called a "patriotic war". In Russia almost all the families have at least one person who took part in the war. The other old citizens who did not fight during the war had to work in factories to make guns and preparations, which wasn't easier than fighting. They too are honored on Victory Day. The main reason for the celebration of Victory Day was to remember the people who died in the war. On that day, flowers are laid on their graves and veterans that are still alive go out on the streets wearing their medals and orders. There are few of them left now days and the number is getting smaller every year.
    work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.

    Victory Day

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    Friday may 10, 2024
    Secular holiday : The fighting of WWII tn Europe ended on May 2nd, 1945. The surrender of German troops was signed on May 4th and 5th but officially the war ended at midnight on May 8th 1945. To remember this important event, the Russians created a national holiday called Victory Day which is celebrated on May 9th in Russia. Russia mainly fought a war to defend itself, which is called a "patriotic war". In Russia almost all the families have at least one person who took part in the war. The other old citizens who did not fight during the war had to work in factories to make guns and preparations, which wasn't easier than fighting. They too are honored on Victory Day. The main reason for the celebration of Victory Day was to remember the people who died in the war. On that day, flowers are laid on their graves and veterans that are still alive go out on the streets wearing their medals and orders. There are few of them left now days and the number is getting smaller every year.
    work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 24, 2024
    School holidays : One week later for 2, 8 & 10 grades

    Border Guard Day

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    Tuesday may 28, 2024
    Culture : In tribute to the soldiers who rebuffed invasions of their country

    National Day

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    Wednesday june 12, 2024
    Secular holiday : The First Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian Federation adopted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on June 12, 1990. work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.

    Day of Remembrance and Mourning

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    Saturday june 22, 2024
    Culture : Anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War in 1942

    Day of Baptism

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    Sunday july 28, 2024
    Culture : To celebrate the he anniversary of the Christianization of Russia in 988

    Russian Cinema Day

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    Tuesday august 27, 2024
    Culture : On this day in 1919 Lenin signed a Decree about the nationalization of the cinematograph, therefore in USSR and later also in Russia this date received the status of the Russian filmmaker’s holiday.