Public Holidays

Public holidays in Switzerland 2021-2025

Switzerland is a predominantly Catholic country and therefore almost all holidays are based on Christian events. Easter Sunday and Whitsunday are no public holidays, because they always fall on a Sunday anyway.

What is striking is that Switzerland is actually not so large geographically, but the 26 cantons often have different holidays. We have listed the most important ones here:

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

New Year's DayJan, 1st
Berchtold's DayJan, 2nd
EpiphanyJan, 6th
Anniversary of the Republic (only Neuenburg)Mar, 1st
Josef's DayMar, 19th
Labor DayMay, 1st
Independence festival (only Jura)Jun, 23rd
Peter and Paul (only Tessin)Jun, 29th
Federal holidayAug, 1st
Assumption DayAug, 15th
Mauritius Day (only Appenzell)Sep, 22nd
Bruderklausenfest (only Oberwalden)Sep, 25th
All Saints' DayNov, 1st
All Souls' DayNov, 2nd
Immaculate conceptionDec, 8th
Christmas DayDec, 25th
Boxing DayDec, 26th
New Year's EveDec, 31st
Restoration of the Republic (Geneva only)Dec, 31st

Moving Holidays in Switzerland

Ash WednesdayFeb, 17thMar, 2ndFeb, 22ndFeb, 14thMar, 5th
Good FridayApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Easter SundayApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Easter MondayApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21st
Sechseläuten (Zürich + Schlieren only)Apr, 19thApr, 18thApr, 17thApr, 15thApr, 21st
Mother's DayMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12thMay, 11th
"Auffahrt" (Ascension)May, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9thMay, 29th
Whit SundayMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8th
Whit MondayMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9th
Corpus ChristiJun, 3rdJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30thJun, 19th
Father's DayJun, 6thJun, 5thJun, 4thJun, 2ndJun, 1st