Switzerland has a total of 40 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Berchtold Day
Saturday, January 2, 2021 Berchtold Day is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Epiphany
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 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
Sunday, February 14, 2021 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Republic Day
Monday, March 1, 2021 Republic Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Saint Joseph's Day
Friday, March 19, 2021 St. Joseph's Day is a public holiday in the predominantly Catholic regions of Switzerland.
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Switzerland (Bern)
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Daylight Saving Time starts in Switzerland
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 5, 2021 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Näfelser Fahrt
Thursday, April 8, 2021 Näfelser Fahrt is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Sechseläuten
Monday, April 19, 2021 Sechseläuten is an old spring festival that is celebrated each year in Zurich, Switzerland.
May Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
May Day (Half-Day)
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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 23, 2021 Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Pentecost Monday
Monday, May 24, 2021 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 3, 2021 Corpus Christi is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Switzerland (Bern)
Jura Independence Day
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Jura Independence Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
St. Peter and St. Paul
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 St. Peter and St. Paul is a observance in Switzerland
Swiss National Day
Sunday, August 1, 2021 Switzerland's National Day falls on August 1.
Assumption of Mary
Sunday, August 15, 2021 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 9, 2021 Jeune Genevois is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Knabenschiessen
Saturday, September 11, 2021 Knabenschiessen is a traditional shooting competition in Zurich, Switzerland.
Swiss Federal Fast
Sunday, September 19, 2021 Swiss Federal Fast is a observance in Switzerland
Federal Fast Monday
Monday, September 20, 2021 Federal Fast Monday is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Mauritius Day
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Mauritius Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Switzerland (Bern)
St. Nicholas of Flüe
Saturday, September 25, 2021 St. Nicholas of Flüe is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 31, 2021 Daylight Saving Time ends in Switzerland
All Saints' Day
Monday, November 1, 2021 All Saints is a public holiday in some areas of Switzerland.
Immaculate Conception
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Switzerland (Bern)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
St. Stephen's Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 The Feast of Saint Stephen is a public holiday in large parts of Switzerland.
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Restoration Day
Friday, December 31, 2021 Restoration Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland