Switzerland has a total of 38 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Monday||January 1||Common local holiday|
Berchtold Day is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
|Tuesday||January 2||Common local holiday|
Epiphany is a Christian holiday celebrated globally on January 6 each year. It commemorates two events recorded in the Bible: the three wise men’s visit to baby Jesus; and Jesus’ baptism.
|Saturday||January 6||Common local holiday|
||Thursday||March 1||Common local holiday|
|Saint Joseph's Day
St. Joseph's Day is a public holiday in the predominantly Catholic regions of Switzerland.
|Monday||March 19||Common local holiday|
|Daylight Saving Time starts
||Sunday||March 25||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||March 30||Common local holiday|
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
|Monday||April 2||Common local holiday|
||Thursday||April 5||Common local holiday|
Sechseläuten is an old spring festival that is celebrated each year in Zurich, Switzerland.
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Tuesday||May 1||Common local holiday|
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
|Thursday||May 10||Common local holiday|
Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a Christian holiday that falls on the day after Pentecost, which is also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday.
|Monday||May 21||Common local holiday|
Corpus Christi is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
|Thursday||May 31||Common local holiday|
|Jura Independence Day
||Saturday||June 23||Common local holiday|
|St. Peter and St. Paul
||Friday||June 29||Common local holiday|
|Swiss National Day
Switzerland's National Day falls on August 1.
|Wednesday||August 1||National holiday|
|Assumption of Mary
The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, also known as Assumption Day, is the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother Mary, according to Christian tradition. It is celebrated annually on or around August 15 although some countries celebrate the day at other times of the year.
|Wednesday||August 15||Common local holiday|
||Thursday||September 6||Common local holiday|
Knabenschiessen is a traditional shooting competition in Zurich, Switzerland.
|Swiss Federal Fast
||Sunday||September 16||Common local holiday|
|Federal Fast Monday
||Monday||September 17||Common local holiday|
||Saturday||September 22||Common local holiday|
|St. Nicholas of Flüe
||Tuesday||September 25||Common local holiday|
|Daylight Saving Time ends
||Sunday||October 28||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
|All Saints' Day
All Saints is a public holiday in some areas of Switzerland.
|Thursday||November 1||Common local holiday|
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
|Saturday||December 8||Common local holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||December 25||Common local holiday|
|St. Stephen's Day
The Feast of Saint Stephen is a public holiday in large parts of Switzerland.
|Wednesday||December 26||Common local holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
||Monday||December 31||Common local holiday|