Holidays and weekends in 2020

In anticipation of the coming year, we offer to find out which holidays and weekends are present in the production calendar of Russia, as well as how much and when we will rest in 2020 in winter, summer, spring and autumn.

Official holidays

The coming 2020 will be a leap year, which means that it will have 366 days, including 118 days off and 248 workers.

Important! The official calendar is for the classic 5-day work week.

In 2020, all-Russian holidays will remain, which, as before, will be eight:

Holiday

date of

Day of the week

1

New Year

01.01.20

Wednesday

2

Nativity

07.01.20

Tuesday

3

Defenders of the Fatherland Day

23.02.20

Sunday

4

International Women's Day

08.03.20

Sunday

5

Spring and Labor Day

01.05.20

Friday

6

Victory Day

09.05.20

Saturday

7

Russia Day

12.06.20

Friday

8

National Unity Day

04.11.20

Wednesday

In some constituent entities of the Russian Federation, in addition to the all-Russian ones, there are regional holidays, which will also remain in 2020. As a rule, these are dates associated with important historical events and religious holidays. Like the main 8 dates, they have the status of official holidays and are days off for residents of the respective region.

Long weekend

For most Russians, official holidays are an additional opportunity to meet with relatives or relax with the whole family, taking a short trip or just visiting the city. The implementation of such plans is facilitated by the so-called "long weekend", which are formed when Saturday and Sunday are adjacent to the holiday date, or when the red day of the calendar falls on the weekend.

In 2020, weekends and holidays form several such successful periods:

Period

Dates

Number of days

1

New year holidays

01.01.20 - 08.01.20

8 days

2

On February 23

22.02.20 - 24.02.20

3 days

3

On march 8

07.03.20 - 09.03.20

3 days

4

May Day

01.05.20 - 05.05.20

5 days

5

On Victory Day

09.05.20 - 11.05.20

3 days

6

For Russia Day

12.06.20 - 14.06.20

3 days

Important! Two additional days off, which are released due to the imposition of the New Year holidays for the weekend (January 4 and 5) will be postponed to May 4 and 5, respectively, which will give a long vacation for the May holidays.

Thus, the longest period of rest in the coming year will traditionally be New Year or Christmas holidays.

Shorter working days

Working days preceding official holidays are traditionally declared shortened. In 2019, there were 6 such days, and in 2020 there will be only 5:

  • 04/30/20 (before the May holidays);
  • 05/08/20 (before May 9);
  • 06/11/20 (before the Day of Russia);
  • 11/03/20 (on the eve of National Unity Day);
  • 12/31/20 (the last day of 2020).

Officially, these days, working time is reduced by 1 hour.

Weekend and weekend transfers

In order to optimize working time, the government often recommends postponements of work or days off, which allows not only to extend the holiday periods, but also to get more effective returns from people at the workplace. So, there are a number of rules:

  • a working day separately between weekends and holidays can be postponed to Saturday;
  • if the red day of the calendar falls on Saturday or Sunday, an additional day off is provided, which can be postponed to the next Monday or any other working day of the year.

Due to the fact that the holidays fell on the weekend, in 2020 we will immediately receive 5 additional days for rest:

From what day

What day

04.01.20

04.05.20

05.01.20

05.05.20

23.02.20

24.02.20

08.03.20

09.03.20

09.05.20

11.05.20

For comparison, in 2019 there were only 3 such transfers (for January weekends and February 23), so we can say that leap 2020 will be really rich for the weekend. It remains only to decide how to spend your free time.

Unofficial holidays

The reason for the meeting, congratulations and just a good mood in 2020 can be not only official and holidays, because there are many other dates that are worth remembering and celebrating.

We offer you to familiarize yourself with the full list of holidays, including generally accepted days for congratulating people of various professions and important dates of the Orthodox calendar.

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