Public Holidays in Russia in 2012

Russia List of national public holidays of Russia in 2012

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 Bank Holiday
Tuesday January 03 Jan 3 Bank Holiday
Wednesday January 04 Jan 4 Bank Holiday
Thursday January 05 Jan 5 Bank Holiday
Friday January 06 Jan 6 Bank Holiday
Saturday January 07 Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Monday January 09 Jan 9 Orthodox Christmas in lieu
Thursday February 23 Feb 23 Defence of the Fatherland
Thursday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Friday March 09 Mar 9 Bridge holiday Compensated from Sun Mar 11
Monday April 30 Apr 30 Labour Day (bridge) Compensated by Sat Apr 28
Tuesday May 01 May 1 Labour Day May Day
Monday May 07 May 7 Public holiday (bridge) For Victory day
Tuesday May 08 May 8 Public holiday (bridge) For Victory day
Wednesday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Monday June 11 Jun 11 Bridge holiday Compensated by Sat Jun 9
Tuesday June 12 Jun 12 National Day
Sunday November 04 Nov 4 Day of Unity
Monday November 05 Nov 5 Public Holiday (bridge) For Day of Unity
Monday December 31 Dec 31 Public holiday


National Holiday


  • If a annual public holiday falls on a Tuesday, the Monday will be declared a bridge holiday and a Saturday will be declared a working day as compensation.
  • Each city in Russia celebrates its official founding date with fireworks, concerts, speeches by local politicians and other figures, food, drink, and other city-specific festivities.
  • City day for Moscow is the 31st of August and, for St. Petersburg, the 27th of May.

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