Switzerland has a total of 39 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
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
Berchtold Day
Berchtold Day is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Wednesday January 2
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.
Sunday January 6
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Thursday February 14
Republic Day
Friday March 1
Saint Joseph's Day
St. Joseph's Day is a public holiday in the predominantly Catholic regions of Switzerland.
Tuesday March 19
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday March 31
Näfelser Fahrt
Thursday April 4
Sechseläuten
Sechseläuten is an old spring festival that is celebrated each year in Zurich, Switzerland.
Monday April 8
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 22
May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1
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
Pentecost
Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Sunday June 9
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
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Thursday June 20
June Solstice
Friday June 21
Jura Independence Day
Sunday June 23
St. Peter and St. Paul
Saturday June 29
Swiss National Day
Switzerland's National Day falls on August 1.
Thursday August 1
Assumption of Mary
The Christian feast of the Assumption of Mary is on or around Aug 15 in most countries. A few celebrate Assumption Day at other times of the year.
Thursday August 15
Jeune Genevois
Thursday September 5
Knabenschiessen
Knabenschiessen is a traditional shooting competition in Zurich, Switzerland.
Monday September 9
Swiss Federal Fast
Sunday September 15
Federal Fast Monday
Monday September 16
Mauritius Day
Sunday September 22
September Equinox
Monday September 23
St. Nicholas of Flüe
Wednesday September 25
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday October 27
All Saints' Day
All Saints is a public holiday in some areas of Switzerland.
Friday November 1
Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
Sunday December 8
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25
St. Stephen's Day
The Feast of Saint Stephen is a public holiday in large parts of Switzerland.
Thursday December 26
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31
Restoration Day
Tuesday December 31