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Switzerland

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events


Public Holidays

Public Holidays are regulated on a cantonal level (except for the first of August) and may vary greatly. However, these are the ones observed (almost) everywhere:

  • New Year's Day: 1 January (one of the three holidays legally recognized by every canton)
    • Saint Berchtold: 2 January (in many cantons and municipalities a legally recognized holiday, but by far not everywhere)
  • Easter (not an official holiday, but since it always takes part on a Sunday it is observed like that)
    • Good Friday (legally recognized holiday by every canton except Valais and Ticino)
    • Easter Monday (observed everywhere, however not a holiday legally recognized by every canton/municipality)
  • Ascension (39 days after Easter, the second of the three holidays legally recognized by every canton)
  • Pentecost (49 days after Easter, not an official holiday, but since it always takes part on a Sunday it is observed like that)
    • Whit Monday (observed everywhere, however not a holiday legally recognized by every canton/municipality)
  • Swiss National Day, 1st of August (the only federal holiday)
  • All Saints' Day: 1 November (purely Catholic holiday, only observed and legally recognized in traditionally Catholic cantons and municipalities)
  • Christmas:
    • 25 December: Christmas Day (the third of the three holidays legally recognized by every canton)
    • 26 December: St Stephen's Day (in many cantons and municipalities a legally recognized holiday, but by far not everywhere)

General Holidays observed by timetables by public transportation companies, in particular by SBB CFF FFS and PostBus, are: 1 and 2 January, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension, Whit Monday, 1st August, 25 and 26 December. Business times of local offices and timetables of local transportation companies will sometimes also follow local holidays.

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