The following is the list of official Russia public holidays 2012 recognized by the Government of Russia. On these days, government offices, embassies and some shops, are closed. The biggest 2012 Russia public holidays is the New Year celebrations, celebrated for days from 31 December 2011 till the 8th January 2012. Christmas in Russia comes 2 weeks later than other countries, celebrated on the 7th January 2012.

List of Russia Public Holidays 2012
Here is list of Russia 2012 Holidays:

New Years Eve
Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Years Day
International New Year’s Day 2012
Sunday, 1 January 2012

Bank Holidays related to New Years Day
Monday, 2 January 2012
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Friday, 6 January 2012
Sunday, 8 January 2012

Orthodox Christmas Day
Saturday, 7 January 2012

Defender of the Fatherland Day
Thursday, 23 February 2012

Womens Day – International Women’s Day
Thursday, 8 March 2012

Orthodox Easter Sunday
Sunday, 15 April 2012

Bridge Holiday for Spring and Labor Day 2012
Monday, 30 April 2012

Spring and Labour Day / May Day
International Workers’ Day 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Russia Victory Day
Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bridge Holiday for Russia National Day 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012

Russia Day / National Day / Independence Day of Russia
Tuesday, 12 June 2012

National Unity Day / Consolidation Day
Sunday, 4 November 2012
*Monday, 5 November 2012

*If the date of Russia holidays 2012 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be a day off in lieu of the holiday.

^ In Russia, whenever a fixed-date annual public holiday falls on a Tuesday, the preceding Monday will be declared a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by declaring a nearby Saturday to be a regular working day. In 2012, Monday, 30 April 2012, and Monday, 11 June 2012 are thus expected to be declared as a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by the simultaneous declaration of Saturday, 28 April 2012, and Saturday, 9 June 2012 as a regular working days.

Happy Russia Holidays 2012 !