Switzerland Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Neujahrstag) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonBerchtolds Day (Berchtoldstag) - Always celebrated on 2 January. It is not moved to a working day if it falls on a weekend. Celebrated in Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug and Zurich
6 JanFriEpiphany (Offenbarung) - Christian holiday celebrated globally on January 6 each year. It commemorates two events recorded in the Bible: the three wise men’s visit to baby Jesus; and Jesus’ baptism. Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
1 MarWedRepublic Day (Neuchâtel) - In 1848, Neuchâtel declared itself a republic and part of Switzerland. Neuchâtel only
19 MarSunSt. Josephs Day - Saint Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only. Celebrated on the Monday closest to 19 March
7 AprFriNäfelser Fahrt - Glarus only
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. All regions except Ticino.
24 AprMonSechseläuten (Sächsilüüte) - Is an old spring festival that occurs in Zurich every year on the third Monday of April. Afternoon,
1 MayMonLabour Day - A holiday for certain sectors of the workforce. Holiday in 11 cantons
14 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
25 MayThursAscension Day - Commemorates departure of Christ from Earth into the presence of God. 39 days after Easter
3 JunSatFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 1st Sunday in June
5 JunMonWhitmonday - Commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ. Celebrated the day after Pentecost, a moveable feast in the Christian calendar. It is moveable because it is determined by the date of Easter. All regions except Valais. Also known as Pentecost Monday
15 JunThursCorpus Christi - Celebrating the belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug
23 JunFriFête d'Indépendance (Jura only)
29 JunThursSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Anniversary of either their death or the translation of their relics. Graubünden, Ticino only
1 AugTueNational Day (Schweizer Bundesfeiertag) - Official holiday since 1994. This date had been used for the celebration of the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy for the first time in 1891, and than repeated annually since 1899
15 AugTueAssumption Day - Is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ. Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug only
7 SeptThursGenevan fast (Jeûne genevois) - Began in 1567 in remembrance of the repression against Protestants in Lyons, France. Geneva only. Thursday after 1st Sunday in September
11 SeptMonKnabenschiessen - Is a traditional target shooting competition in Zürich. Zurich only. Third Monday afternoon in September)
17 SeptSunFederal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Eidgenössischer Dank-, Buss- und Bettag) - It is an interfaith feast observed by Roman Catholic dioceses, the Old Catholic Church, the Jewish congregations and the Reformed church bodies as well as other Christian denominations. All regions except Geneva
18 SeptMonBettagsmontag - Is a Swiss government-arranged multi-denominational holiday celebrated by all Christian Churches and the Jewish community. Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September
25 SeptMonSaint Nicholas of Flüe Day (Niklaus von Flüe) - Swiss hermit and ascetic who is the patron saint of Switzerland. Obwalden only
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception Day - Celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. National Holiday. Regional Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueSt. Stephens Day - Commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr, celebrated on 26 December in the Latin Church and 27 December in Eastern Christianity. All except Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud
31 DecSunRestoration Day - Commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic in 1813. Geneva only

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day - Neujahrstag
2 JanThursBerchtolds Day - Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug, Zurich
6 JanMonEpiphany - Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
1 MarSatRepublic Day - Neuchâtel only. In 1848, Neuchâtel declared itself a republic and part of Switzerland
19 MarWedSt. Josephs Day - Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only
3 AprThursNäfelser Fahrt - Glarus only
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday - All regions except Ticino. Monday after Easter Sunday
28 AprMonSechselauten - Afternoon, Zurich only. Usually 3rd Monday in April
1 MayThursMay Day
29 MayThursAscension Day
9 JuneMonWhitmonday
19 JunThursCorpus Christi - Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug
23 JunMonFête d'Indépendance - Jura only
29 JunSunSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Graubünden, Ticino only
1 AugFriNational Day - Bundesfeier
15 AugFriAssumption Day - Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug only
11 SeptThursJeûne genevois - Geneva only.
15 SeptMonKnabenschiessen - Afternoon, Zurich only. Third Monday in September
21 SeptSunSwiss Federal Fast - All regions except Geneva.
22 SeptMonBettagsmontag - Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September
25 SeptThursSaint Nicholas of Flüe - Obwalden only
8 DecMonImmaculate Conception Day - Regional Holiday
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSt. Stephens Day - Celebrated on 26th December. Except Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud
31 DecWedRestoration Day - Geneva only. Commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic in 1813

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day - Neujahrstag
2 JanFriBerchtolds Day - Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug, Zurich
6 JanTueEpiphany - Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
1 MarSunRepublic Day - Neuchâtel only. In 1848, Neuchâtel declared itself a republic and part of Switzerland
19 MarThursSt. Josephs Day - Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday - All regions except Ticino. Monday after Easter Sunday
9 AprThursNäfelser Fahrt - Glarus only
13 AprMonSechselauten - Afternoon, Zurich only. Usually 3rd Monday in April
1 MayFriMay Day
14 mayThursAscension Day
25 MayMonWhitmonday
4 JunThursCorpus Christi - Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug
23 JunTueFête d'Indépendance - Jura only
29 JunMonSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Graubünden, Ticino only
1 AugSatNational Day - Bundesfeier
15 AugSatAssumption Day - Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug only
10 SeptThursJeûne genevois - Geneva only.
20 SeptSunSwiss Federal Fast - All regions except Geneva.
21 SeptMonKnabenschiessen - Afternoon, Zurich only. Third Monday in September
21 SeptMonBettagsmontag - Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September
25 SeptFriSaint Nicholas of Flüe - Obwalden only
8 DecTueImmaculate Conception Day - Regional Holiday
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSt. Stephens Day - Celebrated on 26th December. Except Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud
31 DecThursRestoration Day - Geneva only. Commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic in 1813

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day - Neujahrstag
2 JanSatBerchtolds Day - Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug, Zurich
6 JanWedEpiphany - Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
1 MarTueRepublic Day - Neuchâtel only. In 1848, Neuchâtel declared itself a republic and part of Switzerland
19 MarSatSt. Josephs Day - Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday - All regions except Ticino. Monday after Easter Sunday
7 AprThursNäfelser Fahrt - Glarus only
18 AprMonSechselauten - Afternoon, Zurich only. Usually 3rd Monday in April
1 MaySunLabour Day
5 MayThursAscension Day
16 MayMonWhitmonday
26 MayThursCorpus Christi - Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug
23 JunThursFête d'Indépendance - Jura only
29 JunWedSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Graubünden, Ticino only
1 AugMonNational Day - Bundesfeier
15 AugMonAssumption Day - Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug only
8 SeptThursJeûne genevois - Geneva only.
18 SeptSunSwiss Federal Fast - All regions except Geneva.
19 SeptMonKnabenschiessen - Afternoon, Zurich only. Third Monday in September
19 SeptMonBettagsmontag - Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September
25 SeptSunSaint Nicholas of Flüe - Obwalden only
8 DecThursImmaculate Conception Day - Regional Holiday
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSt. Stephens Day - Celebrated on 26th December. Except Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud
31 DecSatRestoration Day - Geneva only. Commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic in 1813

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Neujahrstag)
2 JanTueBerchtolds Day (Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug, Zurich)
6 JanSatEpiphany (Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri)
1 MarThursRepublic Day (Neuchâtel only. In 1848, Neuchâtel declared itself a republic and part of Switzerland)
19 MarMonSt. Josephs Day (Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (All regions except Ticino. Monday after Easter Sunday)
5 AprThursNäfelser Fahrt (Glarus only)
16 AprMonSechselauten (Afternoon, Zurich only. Usually 3rd Monday in April)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International Workers Day. Holiday in 11 cantons)
10 MayThursAscension Day (40th Days after Easter)
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
21 MayMonWhitmonday (All regions except Valais. Also known as Pentecost Monday)
31 MayThursCorpus Christi (Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug)
3 JunSunFather's Day (1st Sunday in June)
23 JunSatFête d'Indépendance (Jura only)
29 JunFriSaint Peter and Saint Paul (Graubünden, Ticino only)
1 AugWedNational Day (Bundesfeier)
15 AugWedAssumption Day (Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug only)
6 SeptThursJeûne genevois (Geneva only. Thursday after 1st Sunday in September)
10 SeptMonKnabenschiessen (Afternoon, Zurich only. Third Monday in September)
16 SeptSunSwiss Federal Fast (All regions except Geneva)
17 SeptMonBettagsmontag (Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September)
25 SeptTueSaint Nicholas of Flüe (Obwalden only)
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception Day (Regional Holiday)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedSt. Stephens Day (Celebrated on 26th December. Except Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud)
31 DecMonRestoration Day (Geneva only. Commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic in 1813)

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