Youth Day in Russia Date in the current year: June 27, 2016

Youth Day in Russia Youth Day in Russia is celebrated on June 27. This holiday was established by President Boris Yeltsin in 1993. Despite its official status, Youth Day is not recognized as a public holiday.

The history of Russian Youth Day begins in the Soviet Union. On February 7, 1958, the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union established Day of Soviet Youth. It was celebrated on the last Sunday in June. Following the collapse of the USSR, Russian President Boris Yeltsin preserved the celebration but moved it to a fixed date, June 27. The holiday was renamed Russian Youth Day.

Youth Day in Russia is marked with numerous events held throughout the country. They include (but are not limited to) concerts, contests, competitions, youth conferences, exhibitions, festivals, workshops, meetings etc. In some cities and towns, the festivities are moved to the weekend closest to June 27 because Youth Day is a working holiday.

Along with the national Youth Day, Russia also celebrates International Youth Day established by the United Nations. The festivities are held annually on August 12.

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