Top events in Switzerland

January
27

'Vogel Gryff' Festival is a traditional festival during which the three heraldic figures (Vogel Gryff (Griffin), Wild Maa (Wild Man) and Leu (Lion...

March
07

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...

July
07

The enchanting city of Zurich celebrates its cultural diversity with its annual Zurich Festival in the summer. Taking place in a variety of venues...

Switzerland Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

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

2022

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2022
January
02
Berchtold's Day
Start date:
2 January 2022

May not be observed in certain cantons.

April
15
Good Friday
Start date:
15 April 2022
April
18
Easter Monday
Start date:
18 April 2022
May
26
Ascension Day
Start date:
26 May 2022

May not be observed in certain cantons.

June
06
Whit Monday
Start date:
6 June 2022

May not be observed in certain cantons.

August
01
National Day
Start date:
1 August 2022

May not be observed in certain cantons.

December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2022
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2022
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2022
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