Top events in Switzerland

December
31

The new year is heralded by parties and fireworks by the lake in Switzerland's largest New Year's Eve party.

December
31

Each December, some 10,000 runners don their winter warmers to take on a course through the streets of Zurich's Old Town. The roads are closed to...

January
27

'Vogel Gryff' Festival is a traditional festival during which the three heraldic figures (Vogel Gryff (Griffin), Wild Maa (Wild Man) and Leu (Lion...

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
02
Berchtold's Day
Start date:
2 January 2016

May not be observed in certain cantons.

March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
05
Ascension Day
Start date:
5 May 2016

May not be observed in certain cantons.

May
16
Whit Monday
Start date:
16 May 2016

May not be observed in certain cantons.

August
01
National Day
Start date:
1 August 2016

May not be observed in certain cantons.

December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2016

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
02
Berchtold's Day
Start date:
2 January 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
May
25
Ascension Day
Start date:
25 May 2017
June
05
Whit Monday
Start date:
5 June 2017
August
01
National Day
Start date:
1 August 2017
December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017
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