Top events in Switzerland

October
23

The country's largest and oldest amusement fair is a centuries old tradition drawing around a million visitors. Dating back over 500 years, expect...

November
01

Held in Geneva, this annual film festival bridges the gap between television and cinema through its innovative screening programme. Dedicated to...

November
25

More than 180 lovingly decorated stands selling festive gifts, decorations, mulled wine and gingerbread. Widely accepted as one of Europe's finest...

Switzerland Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

There are additional regional holidays which are observed in certain cantons only.

2021

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2021
January
02
Berchtold's Day
Start date:
2 January 2021

May not be observed in certain cantons.

April
02
Good Friday
Start date:
2 April 2021
April
05
Easter Monday
Start date:
5 April 2021
May
13
Ascension Day
Start date:
13 May 2021

May not be observed in certain cantons.

May
24
Whit Monday
Start date:
24 May 2021

May not be observed in certain cantons.

August
01
National Day
Start date:
1 August 2021

May not be observed in certain cantons.

December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2021
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2021
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2021
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