Epiphany in Switzerland

Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany on January 6. It is a public holiday in many countries and marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

3 Wise men following the star.
The three wise men's (or kings') visit to baby Jesus Christ is remembered on Epiphany.
The three wise men's (or kings') visit to baby Jesus Christ is remembered on Epiphany.
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About Epiphany

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Epiphany Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere it is Observed
WedJan 62010EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
ThuJan 62011EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
FriJan 62012EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
SunJan 62013EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
MonJan 62014EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
TueJan 62015EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
WedJan 62016EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
FriJan 62017EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
SatJan 62018EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
SunJan 62019EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
MonJan 62020EpiphanyCommon Local holidaysGR*, SZ, TI, UR
* Holiday is partly observed in Graubünden

Quick Facts

Epiphany is a Christian holiday celebrated globally on January 6 each year. It commemorates two events recorded in the Bible: the three wise men’s visit to baby Jesus; and Jesus’ baptism.

Epiphany 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (Graubünden, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri)

Epiphany 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017 (Graubünden, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri)

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Other holidays in January 2016 in Switzerland

Fun Holiday on January 6, 2016

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