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Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2023

Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2023

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
Jan 2MondayBerchtold DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1WednesdayRepublic DayCommon local holidayNeuchâtel
Mar 19SundaySaint Joseph's DayCommon local holidayLU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 26SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 6ThursdayNäfels ProcessionCommon local holidayGlarus
Apr 7FridayGood FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayCommon local holidayAll except LU, NE
Apr 17MondaySechseläutenObservanceZurich
May 1MondayMay DayCommon local holidayBL, BS, JU, SH, ZH
May 1MondayMay Day (Half-Day)Half Day HolidaySolothurn
May 1MondayMay Day (Half-Day)ObservanceThurgau, Ticino
May 14SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 18ThursdayAscension DayCommon local holidayAll
May 28SundayPentecostObservanceAll
May 29MondayPentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
Jun 4SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jun 8ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 cantons
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23FridayJura Independence DayCommon local holidayJura
Jun 29ThursdaySt. Peter and St. PaulObservanceTicino
Aug 1TuesdaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15TuesdayAssumption of MaryCommon local holiday12 cantons
Sep 7ThursdayGenevese FastCommon local holidayGeneva
Sep 9SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 10SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 11MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 17SundaySwiss Federal FastObservanceAll except GE
Sep 18MondayFederal Fast MondayCommon local holidayNeuchâtel, Vaud
Sep 22FridayMauritius DayCommon local holidayAI*
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25MondaySt. Nicholas of FlüeCommon local holidayObwalden
Oct 29SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 1WednesdayAll Saints' DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Dec 8FridayImmaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
Dec 22FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayCommon local holidayAll
Dec 26TuesdaySt. Stephen's DayCommon local holidayAll except GE, JU, VD
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance 
Dec 31SundayRestoration DayCommon local holidayGeneva

* Observed only in part of this canton.

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