Specialists of the SuperJob job search service conducted a survey of residents of Russia to find out what holidays they consider significant. The results of the study showed that the most significant official public holiday for Russians is Victory Day (78 per cent) which is traditionally celebrated on May 9.
The top 3 also included New Year (77 per cent) and International Women’s Day (55 per cent). Next on the list are Defender of the Fatherland Day (48 per cent), Christmas (46 per cent), International Workers’ Day on May 1 (37 per cent), Russia Day (21 per cent), and the National Unity Day (13 per cent).
It is noted that men more often than women have a festive mood on International Workers’ Day (38 per cent and 35 per cent) and Defender of the Fatherland Day (50 per cent and 45 per cent); on all other days women feel better than men. In addition, the experts found out that all public holidays are the more honoured, the higher the age of the respondents (except for the Day of Russia and the Day of National Unity).