Public Holidays in Russia for 2019
Russia, the country with vast and diverse landscapes, celebrates a handful of public holidays unlike any other countries in the world. Commonly known as the largest country in the world and astronauts as well as cosmonauts, Russia celebrates its national affairs with a public holiday. The public holidays in Russia is under the purview of the Russian Federation Labour Code.
Marking the Calendar of Holidays
Business operating in Russia are advised to adhere to national holidays as they are an essential part of Russia’s national identity. The Russians enjoy their holidays just as much as everyone else in other parts of the world. By law, the Russian Federation bans all types of work during a public holiday. Foreign business owners are encouraged to join in the public holiday celebrations where applicable or enjoy the time out to rejuvenate and refresh.
The following are public holiday dates for the year 2019. These dates may change according to official announcements.
Dates of the Russia Public Holiday 2019
|1-4 January||Tuesday to Friday||New Year Holidays|
|7 January||Monday||Orthodox Christmas Day|
|23 February||Saturday||Defender of Fatherland Day|
|25 February||Monday||Defender of Fatherland Day Holiday|
|8 March||Friday||International Women’s Day|
|1 May||Wednesday||Spring and Labour Day|
|9 May||Thursday||Victory Day|
|10 May||Friday||Victory Day Holiday|
|12 June||Wednesday||Day of Russia|
|4 November||Monday||National Unity Day|
Click here for more information from rusemb.org.uk original release which The Embassy of Russian Federation to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island has published.
Unique Russian Rule
As a rule by the Russian Federation, most works are banned during public holidays. However, particular work in specific industries would need to continue as usual such as manufacturing, providing services to the general population and urgent repairs as well as loading and unloading operations. The Government of the Russian Federation also shifts some of the holidays alongside weekends so that employees can have a long weekend.
Work Required During Holiday
Due to the nature of the job or urgency of the tasks, some employees are required at work during public holidays. Employers can have employees coming to work during a public holiday with written consent. Employees should also receive double pay for working on a public holiday. If an employee request for a day off in place of the working public holiday, it is at the discretion of the employer. Should the employer grant such a request, the employee would only receive regular pay for turning at work on a public holiday.
Doing Business in Russia
Rich in natural biodiversity, resources and expanded the mixed economy, Russia’s feat in maintaining a sound political scene is admirable, thus, leading to an attractive point for investors to invest and set up shop in Russia. The Russian workforce is also up to par with the rest of Europe as Russia has had a long tradition in education, science and industry developments. Foreign enterprise needing more information about why choose Russia as a business place can read more about it here.