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Public Holidays in Switzerland in 2013

Switzerland National public holidays of Switzerland in 2013

Tuesday January 01 New Years Day Neujahrstag
Wednesday January 02 Berchtolds Day Aargau, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Vaud, Zug, Zurich
Sunday January 06 Epiphany Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
Friday March 01 Republic Day Neuchâtel only
Tuesday March 19 St Josephs Day Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only
Friday March 29 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 01 Easter Monday All regions except Ticino. Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday April 15 Sechselauten Afternoon, Zurich only
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day
Thursday May 09 Ascension Day 39 days after Easter Sunday
Sunday May 12 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Monday May 20 Whitmonday All regions except Valais. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Thursday May 30 Corpus Christi Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug
Sunday June 02 Father's Day 1st Sunday in June
Saturday June 29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul Graubünden, Ticino only
Thursday August 01 National Day Bundesfeier
Thursday August 15 Assumption Day Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug only
Thursday September 05 Jeûne genevois Geneva only. Thursday after 1st Sunday in September.
Sunday September 15 Swiss Federal Fast All regions except Geneva. Third Sunday in September
Monday September 16 Bettagsmontag Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September.
Monday September 16 Knabenschiessen Afternoon, Zurich only. Monday after 2nd weekend in September
Sunday December 08 Immaculate Conception Day Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Solothurn, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri, Valais and Zug
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday December 26 St Stephen's Day Celebrated on 26th December. Except Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud
Tuesday December 31 Restoration Day Geneva only. Commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic in 1813


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Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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