Russia Day is one of Russia’s youngest holidays, having only been around since 1992.
The day celebrates the establishment of Russia as an independent country after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, officially recognizing the day that the Declaration of the Sovereignty of the Russian Federation was signed. It also commemorates the creation of the post of the President of the Russian Federation (first taken by Boris Yeltsin), the national flag and the national anthem.
Russia Day symbolizes independence and unity of the people.
It’s celebrated with patriotic concerts, kid’s activities and evening fireworks.