Public Holidays in Switzerland 2018

Upcoming Holidays in Switzerland

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Mon : New Year's Day

Tue : Berchtolds Day

  • The holiday commemorates Duke Berchtold V, who founded Bern, the capital of Switzerland.
  • Cantons: Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug, Zurich


Sat : Three Kings Day

  • A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men
  • Cantons: Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri


Thu : Republic Day

Mon : St. Joseph's Day

  • Feast day of St. Joseph. Saint Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus
  • Cantons: Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais


Fri : Good Friday

Mon : Easter Monday

  • Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus
  • Cantons: Zurich, Neuchâtel, Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug


Thu : Näfelser Fahrt

Mon : Sechseläuten

  • This regional festival originated in medieval times when guildhalls across Zurich celebrated the first day of summer working hours
  • Cantons: Zurich


Tue : Labour Day

  • Holiday in 11 cantons. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement
  • Cantons: Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Fribourg, Jura, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Zurich


Thu : Ascension Day

Mon : Whit Monday

  • Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.
  • Cantons: Zurich, Neuchâtel, Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Vaud, Zug


Thu : Corpus Christi

  • The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun
  • Cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug


Sat : Fête d'Indépendance

Fri : Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Wed : National Day

Wed : Assumption Day

  • The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
  • Cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug


Thu : Jeûne genevois

Mon : Knabenschiessen

Sun : Swiss Federal Fast

  • A Swiss government-arranged multi-denominational holiday celebrated by Christians and the Jewish community
  • Cantons: Zurich, Neuchâtel, Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug


Mon : Bettagsmontag

Tue : Saint Nicholas of Flüe

Sat : Immaculate Conception Day

  • It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life
  • Cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Solothurn, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug


Tue : Christmas Day

Wed : St Stephens Day

  • The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
  • Cantons: Zurich, Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Zug


Mon : Restoration Day

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