Russia is a country with a long history where eastern and western cultures collide. That’s why the Russian calendar is filled with a variety of holidays. They are divided into four categories, Soviet holidays, traditional holidays, Orthodox holidays and new holidays of the Russian Federation.
|Name||Date in 2020 (other years)||Details|
|New Year Holiday Week||January 1st – 8th||The new year’s holiday week is from January 1st to January 8th.|
|Orthodox Christmas Day||January 7th||Orthodox Christmas is mainly celebrated in central and eastern Europe to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, on around January 7th.|
|Old New Year||January 14th|
|Defender of the Fatherland Day||February 23rd||It is a national holiday, also known as “Men’s Day”, which is celebrated on February 23rd each year.|
|International Women's Day||March 8th|
|Orthodox Easter Day||April 8th (varies from March 22nd to April 25th)||The date of Orthodox Easter Day varies, based on the Julian calendar. This holiday is set to celebrate Jesus' resurrection and usually falls on a Sunday.|
|Labor Day Holiday||May 1st|
|Victory Day||May 9th – 11th||The Victory Day is celebrated on May 9th each year, to commemorate Soviet Union’s victory in the Great Patriotic War. On this day, schools, companies and government offices are closed for celebration.|
|Russia Day||June 12th – 15th||The Russia Day, also known as the “Russian Independence Day”, was celebrated since June 12th, 1992, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.|
|Unity Day||November 3rd - 4th||The Unity Day, also called “National Unity Day”, is celebrated on November 4th every year to remember the Russian Revolution to get free from Polish occupation.|
This train journey mixes together Asian and European cultures, providing splendid landscapes.
There are two trains running between China and Russia including Trans-Mongolian Railway.