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Public Holidays in Switzerland in 2018

Switzerland National public holidays of Switzerland in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day Neujahrstag
Tuesday January 02 Berchtolds Day Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug, Zurich
Saturday January 06 Three Kings Day Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
Thursday March 01 Republic Day Neuchâtel only. In 1848, Neuchâtel declared itself a republic and part of Switzerland
Monday March 19 St Josephs Day Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday All regions except Ticino. Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 05 Näfelser Fahrt Glarus only. First Thursday in April
Monday April 16 Sechseläuten Afternoon, Zurich only. 3rd Monday in April
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day. Holiday in 11 cantons
Thursday May 10 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 21 Whit Monday All regions except Valais. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Thursday May 31 Corpus Christi Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug
Sunday June 03 Father's Day 1st Sunday in June
Saturday June 23 Fête d'Indépendance Jura only
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
Monday September 10 Knabenschiessen Afternoon, Zurich only. Monday after 2nd weekend 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
Tuesday September 25 Saint Nicholas of Flüe Obwalden only
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, Neuch
Monday 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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