Public Holidays in Switzerland

Public Holiday Dates 2017

Some public holidays are specific to certain cantons and Catholic holidays are only official in the cantons of Lucerne and Zug. The Jeûne Genevois (Geneva Fast) on the Thursday following the first Sunday in September is celebrated in Geneva only, while the rest of Switzerland has the day off for the Jeûne Fédéral (Federal Fast) on a Monday 10 days later.

Date Holiday
January 01
January 02
January 06
March 01
March 19
April 07
April 14
April 17
April 24
May 01
May 14
May 25
June 04
June 05
June 15
June 23
June 29
August 01
August 15
September 07
September 11
September 17
September 18
September 25
December 08
December 25
December 26
December 31
New Years Day
Berchtolds Day
Republic Day
St Josephs Day
Näfelser Fahrt
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Labour Day
Mother’s Day
Ascension Day
Father’s Day
Whit Monday
Corpus Christi
Fête d’Indépendance
Saint Peter and Saint Paul
National Day
Assumption Day
Jeûne genevois
Swiss Federal Fast
Saint Nicholas of Flüe
Immaculate Conception Day
Christmas Day
St Stephens Day
Restoration Day

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