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Holidays in Switzerland in 2012


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Jan 2MondayBerchtold DayCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Mar 19MondaySaint Joseph's DayCommon Local holidaysGR*, LU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Apr 6FridayGood FridayCommon Local holidaysAll except TI, VS
Apr 8SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
Apr 16MondaySechseläutenObservanceZurich
May 1TuesdayMay DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
May 17ThursdayAscension DayCommon Local holidaysAll
May 27SundayPentecostCommon Local holidaysAll
May 28MondayPentecost MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
Jun 7ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jun 20WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 29FridaySt. Peter and St. PaulCommon Local holidaysGraubünden, Ticino
Aug 1WednesdaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Sep 6ThursdayJeune GenevoisCommon Local holidaysGeneva
Sep 8SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 9SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 10MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 16SundaySwiss federal fastObservanceAll except GE
Sep 22SaturdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DayCommon Local holidays16 cantons
Dec 8SaturdayImmaculate ConceptionCommon Local holidays13 cantons
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Dec 26WednesdaySt. Stephen's DayCommon Local holidaysAll except JU, VD, VS
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 
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