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.

Jan, 1stNew Year's Day
Jan, 2ndBerchtold's Day
Jan, 6thEpiphany
Mar, 1stAnniversary of the Republic (only Neuenburg)
Mar, 19thJosef's Day
May, 1stLabor Day
Jun, 23rdIndependence festival (only Jura)
Jun, 29thPeter and Paul (only Tessin)
Aug, 1stFederal holiday
Aug, 15thAssumption Day
Sep, 22ndMauritius Day (only Appenzell)
Sep, 25thBruderklausenfest (only Oberwalden)
Nov, 1stAll Saints' Day
Nov, 2ndAll Souls' Day
Dec, 8thImmaculate conception
Dec, 25thChristmas Day
Dec, 26thBoxing Day
Dec, 31stNew Year's Eve
Dec, 31stRestoration of the Republic (Geneva only)

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

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