Switzerland has a total of 39 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Berchtold Day
Thursday, January 2, 2020 Berchtold Day is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Epiphany
Monday, January 6, 2020 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.
Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Republic Day
Sunday, March 1, 2020 Republic Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Saint Joseph's Day
Thursday, March 19, 2020 St. Joseph's Day is a public holiday in the predominantly Catholic regions of Switzerland.
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Switzerland (Bern)
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 29, 2020 Daylight Saving Time starts in Switzerland
Näfelser Fahrt
Thursday, April 2, 2020 Näfelser Fahrt is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Sechseläuten
Monday, April 20, 2020 Sechseläuten is an old spring festival that is celebrated each year in Zurich, Switzerland.
May Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
Pentecost
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Pentecost Monday
Monday, June 1, 2020 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.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Corpus Christi is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Switzerland (Bern)
Jura Independence Day
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Jura Independence Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
St. Peter and St. Paul
Monday, June 29, 2020 St. Peter and St. Paul is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Swiss National Day
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Switzerland's National Day falls on August 1.
Assumption of Mary
Saturday, August 15, 2020 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.
Jeune Genevois
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Jeune Genevois is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Knabenschiessen
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Knabenschiessen is a traditional shooting competition in Zurich, Switzerland.
Swiss Federal Fast
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Swiss Federal Fast is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Federal Fast Monday
Monday, September 21, 2020 Federal Fast Monday is a common local holiday in Switzerland
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Switzerland (Bern)
Mauritius Day
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Mauritius Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
St. Nicholas of Flüe
Friday, September 25, 2020 St. Nicholas of Flüe is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Daylight Saving Time ends in Switzerland
All Saints' Day
Sunday, November 1, 2020 All Saints is a public holiday in some areas of Switzerland.
Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Switzerland (Bern)
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
St. Stephen's Day
Saturday, December 26, 2020 The Feast of Saint Stephen is a public holiday in large parts of Switzerland.
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Restoration Day
Thursday, December 31, 2020 Restoration Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland