Switzerland has a total of 38 holidays in 2019. 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.
Tuesday January 1 Common local holiday
Berchtold Day
Berchtold Day is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Wednesday 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.
Sunday January 6 Common local holiday
Republic Day
Friday March 1 Common local holiday
Saint Joseph's Day
St. Joseph's Day is a public holiday in the predominantly Catholic regions of Switzerland.
Tuesday March 19 Common local holiday
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday March 31 Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Näfelser Fahrt
Thursday April 4 Common local holiday
Sechseläuten is an old spring festival that is celebrated each year in Zurich, Switzerland.
Monday April 8 Observance
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19 Common local holiday
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21 Observance
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 22 Common local holiday
May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday 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 30 Common local holiday
Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Sunday June 9 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 June 10 Common local holiday
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Thursday June 20 Common local holiday
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
Jura Independence Day
Sunday June 23 Common local holiday
St. Peter and St. Paul
Saturday June 29 Common local holiday
Swiss National Day
Switzerland's National Day falls on August 1.
Thursday 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.
Thursday August 15 Common local holiday
Jeune Genevois
Thursday September 5 Common local holiday
Knabenschiessen is a traditional shooting competition in Zurich, Switzerland.
Monday September 9 Observance
Swiss Federal Fast
Sunday September 15 Common local holiday
Federal Fast Monday
Monday September 16 Common local holiday
Mauritius Day
Sunday September 22 Common local holiday
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
St. Nicholas of Flüe
Wednesday September 25 Common local holiday
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday October 27 Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
All Saints' Day
All Saints is a public holiday in some areas of Switzerland.
Friday November 1 Common local holiday
Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
Sunday December 8 Common local holiday
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25 Common local holiday
St. Stephen's Day
The Feast of Saint Stephen is a public holiday in large parts of Switzerland.
Thursday 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.
Tuesday December 31 Observance
Restoration Day
Tuesday December 31 Common local holiday