2004 Reference Guide of Official Holidays for the Russian Consulate

Please refer to the following guide for important information to be considered when applying for a Russian Visa. This information is posted as closure date reference for the Russian Consulate and is specific for the year 2004. Please consult your calendar, as the days the holidays fall on will vary in the future annually. The Russian Consulate will be closed on the 19 dates listed as well as weekends.

Holiday Day DateCountry
New Year's DayJanuary 1US, Russia
Orthodox ChristmasJanuary 7Russia
M. L. King's DayJanuary 19US
President's DayFebruary 16US
International Women's DayMarch 8Russia
Orthodox EasterApril 11*Russia
Orthodox EasterApril 12*Russia
Spring and Labor HolidayMay 1-2*Russia
Victory DayMay 9*Russia
Memorial DayMay 31US
Independence DayJune 12Russia
Independence DayJuly 4*US
Day of the State FlagAugust 22*Russia
Labor DaySeptember 6US
Columbus DayOctober 11US
Veteran's DayNovember 11US
Thanksgiving DayNovember 25US
ChristmasDecember 24US
ChristmasDecember 25US

* - Some holidays falls on a non-workdays - Saturday or Sunday - in this case the holiday will probably be observed on Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday) and on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday).The Russian Cabinet of Ministers may make additional changes in the holiday scheduling during the year that could effect the delevery time of a Russian Visa for entry.