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Public Holidays in Switzerland in 2017

Switzerland Upcoming Public Holidays in Switzerland

Immaculate Conception Day
Immaculate Conception Day

8 December 2016 This Regional holiday is Tomorrow. It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from o...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 18 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

St Stephens Day
St. Stephens day

26 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 19 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

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 Sechselauten Afternoon, Zurich only. 3rd Monday in April
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
Saturday June 03 Father's Day 1st Sunday in June
Monday June 05 Whitmonday 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

Key

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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