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Holidays in Switzerland in 2016


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Jan 2SaturdayBerchtold DayCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Mar 19SaturdaySaint Joseph's DayCommon Local holidaysGR*, LU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 25FridayGood FridayCommon Local holidaysAll except TI, VS
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
Apr 18MondaySechseläutenObservanceZurich
May 1SundayMay DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
May 5ThursdayAscension DayCommon Local holidaysAll
May 15SundayPentecostCommon Local holidaysAll
May 16MondayPentecost MondayCommon Local holidaysAll except VS
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 29WednesdaySt. Peter and St. PaulCommon Local holidaysGraubünden, Ticino
Aug 1MondaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryCommon Local holidays14 cantons
Sep 8ThursdayJeune GenevoisCommon Local holidaysGeneva
Sep 10SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 11SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 12MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 18SundaySwiss federal fastObservanceAll except GE
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayCommon Local holidays16 cantons
Dec 8ThursdayImmaculate ConceptionCommon Local holidays13 cantons
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayCommon Local holidaysAll
Dec 26MondaySt. Stephen's DayCommon Local holidaysAll except JU, VD, VS
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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