Public Holidays in Switzerland

January 01

New Year’s Day

January 02


January 06


March 1

Republic Day

March 19

St. Joseph’s Day

April 03

Näfelser Fahrt

April 03

Palm Sunday

May 1

Labour Day

May 10


May 20


May 21

Whit Monday

May 31

Corpus Christi

June 23

Fête d’Indépendance

June 29   

Saints Peter and Paul

August 1 

Swiss National Day

August 15


After 1st Sunday in September

Jeûne genevois

3rd Sunday in September

Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance, and Prayer

After 3rd Sunday in September

Lundi du Jeûne (Monday after previous)

September 25

Saint Nicholas of Flüe Day

November 1

All Saints Day

December 8

Immaculate Conception

December 25

Christmas Day

December 26

St Stephen’s Day

December 31

Restoration of the Republic