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