The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation spoke about the schedule of weekends and holidays in 2023.
New Year holidays will last nine days – from December 31 to January 8. Given that December 31 falls on a Saturday in 2022, this day will also be a non-working day, according to Telegram channel of the department.
At the same time, the weekends of January 1 and January 8, which fall on Sunday and coincide with holidays, are postponed to February 24 and May 8, respectively.
In 2022, during the New Year holidays, Russians rested for 10 days – from December 31 to January 9. In 2021, December 31 became a day off for the first time, such a decree was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The days of January 1 and 2 in 2022 fell on Saturday and Sunday, so they were moved to May 3 and 10, respectively.