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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Holiday Weekday Date Type
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
Berchtold Day is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Tuesday January 2 Common local holiday
Epiphany
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
Republic Day
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
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday March 25 Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday March 30 Common local holiday
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 1 Observance
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 2 Common local holiday
Näfelser Fahrt
Thursday April 5 Common local holiday
Sechseläuten
Sechseläuten is an old spring festival that is celebrated each year in Zurich, Switzerland.
Monday April 16 Observance
May Day
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
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
Pentecost
Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Sunday May 20 Observance
Pentecost Monday
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
Corpus Christi is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Thursday May 31 Common local holiday
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
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
Jeune Genevois
Thursday September 6 Common local holiday
Knabenschiessen
Knabenschiessen is a traditional shooting competition in Zurich, Switzerland.
Monday September 10 Observance
Swiss Federal Fast
Sunday September 16 Common local holiday
Federal Fast Monday
Monday September 17 Common local holiday
Mauritius Day
Saturday September 22 Common local holiday
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
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
Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
Saturday December 8 Common local holiday
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
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 Observance
Restoration Day
Monday December 31 Common local holiday