Public Holidays in Russia in 2012

Russia List of national public holidays of Russia in 2012

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