Top events in Switzerland

July
31

Geneva's summer street party begins with a pre-festival warm-up from mid-July, with the main 10-day event following in early August. The streets...

August
01

The Swiss National Day is a patriotic celebration of the union of the three states – Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden – that was formed in 1291. There...

August
01

Swiss National Day precedes 1 August in Basel when more than 100,000 people flock to the river to watch sports events on the Rhine and visit...

Switzerland Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

There are additional regional holidays which are observed in certain cantons only.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
02
Berchtold's Day
Start date:
2 January 2014

May not be observed in certain cantons.

April
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
April
21
Easter Monday
Start date:
21 April 2014
May
29
Ascension Day
Start date:
29 May 2014

May not be observed in certain cantons.

June
09
Whit Monday
Start date:
9 June 2014

May not be observed in certain cantons.

August
01
National Day
Start date:
1 August 2014

May not be observed in certain cantons.

December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
02
Berchtold's Day
Start date:
2 January 2015

May not be observed in certain cantons.

April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
May
14
Ascension Day
Start date:
14 May 2015

May not be observed in certain cantons.

May
25
Whit Monday
Start date:
25 May 2015

May not be observed in certain cantons.

August
01
National Day
Start date:
1 August 2015

May not be observed in certain cantons.

December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2015
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