Switzerland has a total of 42 holidays in 2023. 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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Berchtold Day
Monday, January 2, 2023 Berchtold Day is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
Epiphany
Friday, January 6, 2023 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
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 February 14 is Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Feast. The day of love owes its origins to ancient Roman and European Christian traditions.
Republic Day
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Republic Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Saint Joseph's Day
Sunday, March 19, 2023 St. Joseph's Day is a public holiday in the predominantly Catholic regions of Switzerland.
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Switzerland (Bern)
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 26, 2023 Daylight Saving Time starts in Switzerland
Näfelser Fahrt
Thursday, April 6, 2023 Näfelser Fahrt is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9, 2023 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10, 2023 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Sechseläuten
Monday, April 17, 2023 Sechseläuten is an old spring festival that is celebrated each year in Zurich, Switzerland.
May Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
May Day (Half-Day)
Monday, May 1, 2023 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 14, 2023 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 18, 2023 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 28, 2023 Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Pentecost Monday
Monday, May 29, 2023 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.
Father's Day
Sunday, June 4, 2023 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 8, 2023 Corpus Christi is a public holiday in a number of Switzerland's cantons.
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Switzerland (Bern)
Jura Independence Day
Friday, June 23, 2023 Jura Independence Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
St. Peter and St. Paul
Thursday, June 29, 2023 St. Peter and St. Paul is a observance in Switzerland
Swiss National Day
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Switzerland's National Day falls on August 1.
Assumption of Mary
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 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 7, 2023 Jeune Genevois is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Knabenschiessen
Saturday, September 9, 2023 Knabenschiessen is a traditional shooting competition in Zurich, Switzerland.
Swiss Federal Fast
Sunday, September 17, 2023 Swiss Federal Fast is a observance in Switzerland
Federal Fast Monday
Monday, September 18, 2023 Federal Fast Monday is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Mauritius Day
Friday, September 22, 2023 Mauritius Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Switzerland (Bern)
St. Nicholas of Flüe
Monday, September 25, 2023 St. Nicholas of Flüe is a common local holiday in Switzerland
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 29, 2023 Daylight Saving Time ends in Switzerland
All Saints' Day
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 All Saints is a public holiday in some areas of Switzerland.
Immaculate Conception
Friday, December 8, 2023 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Switzerland (Bern)
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2023 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
St. Stephen's Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 The Feast of Saint Stephen is a public holiday in large parts of Switzerland.
New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2023 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Restoration Day
Sunday, December 31, 2023 Restoration Day is a common local holiday in Switzerland