In 2024, Russians with a standard five-day working week will have three working Saturdays: April 27, November 2 and December 28. This follows from the calendar of weekends and holidays, approved by the decree of the Russian government “On the transfer of weekends in 2024.”
Why will there be working Saturdays in 2024?
The government decree states that non-working days have been moved from Saturday, April 27, to Monday, April 29; from Saturday, November 2 to Tuesday, April 30; from Saturday, December 28th to Monday, December 30th. This is done in order to extend the first May holidays and the New Year holidays in 2025.
Article 112 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation provides for May 1, the Spring and Labor Day, as a non-working holiday. In 2024 it falls on a Wednesday. To increase the number of days off at the beginning of May, the authorities decided to also make April 29 and 30 (Monday and Tuesday) non-working, moving them from two Saturdays: April 27 and November 2. Thus, the first May holidays in 2024 will last not one day, but four: from Sunday, April 28, to Wednesday, May 1.
As mentioned earlier, on Saturday, November 2, you will have to go to work. However, Russians will still rest for two days in a row, since working Saturday will be followed by a day off on Sunday (November 3) and a non-working Monday (November 4) – National Unity Day.
The first day of the New Year holidays, according to the Labor Code, is January 1. But in 2025 they will begin earlier: from Sunday, December 29, 2024. To extend the holidays, the authorities made Monday and Tuesday, December 30-31, 2024, non-working. To do this, the weekends from Saturday, December 28, 2024, and Sunday, January 7, 2024 were moved to these days.
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