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Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2024

Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2024

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
Jan 2TuesdayBerchtold DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1FridayRepublic DayCommon local holidayNeuchâtel
Mar 19TuesdaySaint Joseph's DayCommon local holidayLU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 29FridayGood FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Mar 31SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayCommon local holidayAll except LU, NE
Apr 4ThursdayNäfels ProcessionCommon local holidayGlarus
Apr 15MondaySechseläutenObservanceZurich
May 1WednesdayMay DayCommon local holidayBL, BS, JU, SH, ZH
May 1WednesdayMay Day (Half-Day)Half Day HolidaySolothurn
May 1WednesdayMay Day (Half-Day)ObservanceThurgau, Ticino
May 9ThursdayAscension DayCommon local holidayAll
May 12SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 19SundayPentecostObservanceAll
May 20MondayPentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
May 30ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 cantons
Jun 2SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jun 20ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23SundayJura Independence DayCommon local holidayJura
Jun 29SaturdaySt. Peter and St. PaulObservanceTicino
Aug 1ThursdaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryCommon local holiday12 cantons
Sep 5ThursdayGenevese FastCommon local holidayGeneva
Sep 7SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 8SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 9MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 15SundaySwiss Federal FastObservanceAll except GE
Sep 16MondayFederal Fast MondayCommon local holidayNeuchâtel, Vaud
Sep 22SundayMauritius DayCommon local holidayAI*
Sep 22SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25WednesdaySt. Nicholas of FlüeCommon local holidayObwalden
Oct 27SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Dec 8SundayImmaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayCommon local holidayAll
Dec 26ThursdaySt. Stephen's DayCommon local holidayAll except GE, JU, VD
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
Dec 31TuesdayRestoration DayCommon local holidayGeneva

* Observed only in part of this canton.

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