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Public Holidays in Switzerland in 2017

Switzerland When is the next Public Holiday in Switzerland?

Jeûne genevois
Jeûne genevois

7 September 2017 This Regional holiday is in 21 days. Geneva only. Thursday after 1st Sunday in September

Knabenschiessen
Knabenschiessen

11 September 2017 This Regional holiday is in 25 days. Zurich only. Knabenschiessen is a traditional shooting competition for teenagers

Swiss Federal Fast
Swiss Federal Fast

17 September 2017 This Regional holiday is in 31 days. A Swiss government-arranged multi-denominational holiday celebrated by Christians and t...

Switzerland National public holidays of Switzerland in 2017

DayDateHolidayComments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day Neujahrstag
Monday January 02 Berchtolds Day Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug, Zurich
Friday January 06 Epiphany Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
Wednesday March 01 Republic Day Neuchâtel only. In 1848, Neuchâtel declared itself a republic and part of Switzerland
Sunday March 19 St Josephs Day Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only
Friday April 07 Näfelser Fahrt Glarus only
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Easter Monday All regions except Ticino. Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday April 24 Sechseläuten Afternoon, Zurich only. Moved in 2017 to avoid Easter Monday
Monday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day. Holiday in 11 cantons
Sunday May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 25 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday June 04 Father's Day 1st Sunday in June
Monday June 05 Whit Monday All regions except Valais. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Thursday June 15 Corpus Christi Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug
Friday June 23 Fête d'Indépendance Jura only
Thursday June 29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul Graubünden, Ticino only
Tuesday August 01 National Day Bundesfeier
Tuesday August 15 Assumption Day Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug only
Thursday September 07 Jeûne genevois Geneva only. Thursday after 1st Sunday in September
Monday September 11 Knabenschiessen Afternoon, Zurich only. Monday after 2nd weekend in September
Sunday September 17 Swiss Federal Fast All regions except Geneva. Third Sunday in September
Monday September 18 Bettagsmontag Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September
Monday September 25 Saint Nicholas of Flüe Obwalden only
Friday December 08 Immaculate Conception Day Regional Holiday
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 St Stephens Day Celebrated on 26th December. Except Geneva, Jura, Neuch
Sunday December 31 Restoration Day Geneva only. Commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic in 1813

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National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • 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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