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Holidays in Switzerland in 2008


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Jan 2WednesdayBerchtold DayCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Mar 19WednesdaySaint Joseph's DayCommon Local holidaysGR*, LU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21FridayGood FridayCommon Local holidaysAll except TI, VS
Mar 23SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Mar 24MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
May 1ThursdayMay DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
May 1ThursdayAscension DayCommon Local holidaysAll
May 11SundayPentecostCommon Local holidaysAll
May 12MondayPentecost MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
May 22ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 29SundaySt. Peter and St. PaulCommon Local holidaysGraubünden, Ticino
Aug 1FridaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Sep 11ThursdayJeune GenevoisCommon Local holidaysGeneva
Sep 13SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 14SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 15MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 21SundaySwiss federal fastObservanceAll except GE
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DayCommon Local holidays16 cantons
Dec 8MondayImmaculate ConceptionCommon Local holidays13 cantons
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Dec 26FridaySt. Stephen's DayCommon Local holidaysAll except JU, VD, VS
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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