Top events in Switzerland

February
12

Fancy dress, fireworks and festivities throughout the city.

February
15

The biggest party on the Basel calendar, a three-day non-stop carnival of parties and parades. It begins on the Monday following Ash Wednesday...

March
03

The Geneva International Motor Show is an annual auto exhibition dating back to 1905. It often features modern supercars, alternative-powered...

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
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