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Public Holidays in Switzerland in 2012

Switzerland National public holidays of Switzerland in 2012

Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Berchtolds Day
Friday January 06 Epiphany Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
Monday March 19 St Josephs Day Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only
Friday April 06 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 09 Easter Monday All regions except Ticino. Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday April 16 Sechselauten Afternoon, Zurich only
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Sunday May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Thursday May 17 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday May 28 Whitmonday All regions except Valais. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 03 Fathers Day 1st Sunday in June
Thursday June 07 Corpus Christi Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug
Friday June 29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul Graubünden, Ticino only
Wednesday August 01 National Day Bundesfeier
Wednesday August 15 Assumption Day Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug only
Thursday September 06 Jeûne genevois Geneva only. Thursday after 1st Sunday in September.
Sunday September 16 Swiss Federal Fast All regions except Geneva. Third Sunday in September
Monday September 17 Bettagsmontag Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September.
Monday September 17 Knabenschiessen Afternoon, Zurich only. Monday after 2nd weekend in September
Saturday December 08 Immaculate Conception Day Regional Holiday
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 St Stephens Day Celebrated on 26th December. Except Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud
Monday December 31 Restoration Day Geneva only


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  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will not be moved to a weekday.

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