International Women's Day
March 8, 2023
Международный женский день, (Восьмое марта Vosmoe marta)
An official holiday marking women's liberation movement , popularly celebrated as a cross between American Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.
April 12, 2023
День космонавтики ("Day of Cosmonautics")
The day Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space in 1961.
April 22, 2023
April 22, 1870
International Labor Day (May Day)
May 1, 2023
Первое Мая - День международной солидарности трудящихся ("International Day of Worker's Solidarity")
Celebrated on May 1 and May 2. Now called Праздник весны и труда ("Celebration of Spring and Labor").
May 9, 2023
End of Great Patriotic War, marked by capitulation of Nazi Germany, 1945
May 19, 2023
May 19, 1922
Little Octoberist formation day
July 18, 2023
1977 Constitution of the USSR accepted
October 7, 2023
День Конституции СССР
1977 Constitution of the USSR accepted - from 1936 to 1977 celebrated on December 5, after the 1936 Soviet Constitution
October Revolution Day
November 7, 2023
Годовщина Великой Октябрьской социалистической революции or Седьмое ноября
Celebrating October Revolution of 1917. It has now been replaced with День примирения и согласия ("Day of Reconciliation and Agreement"), celebrated on a Nov. 7 (at least officially) before amendments in Labour Codex (adopted in December 2004, new holiday, which celebrates at November 4 is the People Unity Day ("День народного единства)" in Russia.
December 30, 2023
December 31, 2023
Arguably the largest celebration of the year. Most of the traditions that were originally associated with Christmas in Russia (Father Frost , a decorated fir-tree) were moved to New Year's Eve after the Revolution and are associated with New Year's Eve to this day.
January 21, 1924
January 21, 2024
On 23 January, the coffin with Lenin's body was transported by train from Gorki to Moscow and displayed at the Hall of Columns in the House of the Unions , and it stayed there for three days. On 27 January, the body of Lenin was delivered to Red Square , accompanied by martial music.
January 23, 1976
January 23, 2024
January 28, 1918
January 28, 2024
February 23, 2024
День Советской Армии и Военно-морского флота ("Day of the Soviet Army and Navy")
Formation of the Red Army in February 1918. It wasn't an official holiday, unlike the others. It is currently called День защитника отечества ("Day of the Defender of the Fatherland") in Russia.
February 26, 2024
March 2, 1919
March 2, 2024