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Holidays in Switzerland in 2013


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 19TuesdaySaint Joseph's DayCommon Local holidaysGR*, LU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20WednesdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 29FridayGood FridayCommon Local holidaysAll except TI, VS
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
Apr 15MondaySechseläutenObservanceZurich
May 1WednesdayMay DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
May 9ThursdayAscension DayCommon Local holidaysAll
May 19SundayPentecostCommon Local holidaysAll
May 20MondayPentecost MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
May 30ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 29SaturdaySt. Peter and St. PaulCommon Local holidaysGraubünden, Ticino
Aug 1ThursdaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Sep 5ThursdayJeune GenevoisCommon Local holidaysGeneva
Sep 7SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 8SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 9MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 15SundaySwiss federal fastObservanceAll except GE
Sep 22SundaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayCommon Local holidays16 cantons
Dec 8SundayImmaculate ConceptionCommon Local holidays13 cantons
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Dec 26ThursdaySt. Stephen's DayCommon Local holidaysAll except JU, VD, VS
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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