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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Holiday Date
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
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
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Republic Day
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
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Näfelser Fahrt
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Monday
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
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Friday, May 1, 2020
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 21, 2020
Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
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 1, 2020
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
June Solstice
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
Jeune Genevois
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
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Mauritius Day
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
Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day
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
Restoration Day
Thursday, December 31, 2020