The official nonworking holidays in the Russian Federation are:
January 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 - New Year's holidays;
January 7 - Christmas;
February 23 - Motherland Defender's Day;
March 8 - International Women's Day;
May 1 - Holiday of Spring and Labour;
May 9 - Victory Day;
June 12 - the Day of Russia;
November 4 - Peoples Unity Day.
In Russia there is a day off transfer practice in case if the day off clashes with the nonworking holiday. The decision about the a day off transfer is made by the Government of the Russian Federation.