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Holidays in Switzerland in 2009


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1ThursdayNew Year's DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Jan 2FridayBerchtold DayCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jan 6TuesdayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Mar 19ThursdaySaint Joseph's DayCommon Local holidaysGR*, LU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20FridayMarch equinoxSeason 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayCommon Local holidaysAll except TI, VS
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
Apr 20MondaySechseläutenObservanceZurich
May 1FridayMay DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
May 21ThursdayAscension DayCommon Local holidaysAll
May 31SundayPentecostCommon Local holidaysAll
Jun 1MondayPentecost MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 29MondaySt. Peter and St. PaulCommon Local holidaysGraubünden, Ticino
Aug 1SaturdaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Sep 10ThursdayJeune GenevoisCommon Local holidaysGeneva
Sep 12SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 13SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 14MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 20SundaySwiss federal fastObservanceAll except GE
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayCommon Local holidays16 cantons
Dec 8TuesdayImmaculate ConceptionCommon Local holidays13 cantons
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Dec 26SaturdaySt. Stephen's DayCommon Local holidaysAll except JU, VD, VS
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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