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Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2019

Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2019

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
Jan 2WednesdayBerchtold DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1FridayRepublic DayCommon local holidayNeuchâtel
Mar 19TuesdaySaint Joseph's DayCommon local holidayGR*, LU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS, ZG*
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 31SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 4ThursdayNäfelser FahrtCommon local holidayGlarus
Apr 8MondaySechseläutenObservanceZurich
Apr 19FridayGood FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
May 1WednesdayMay DayCommon local holidayAG, BL, BS, FR*, JU, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
May 30ThursdayAscension DayCommon local holidayAll
Jun 9SundayPentecostObservanceAll
Jun 10MondayPentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
Jun 20ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 cantons
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23SundayJura Independence DayCommon local holidayJura
Jun 29SaturdaySt. Peter and St. PaulCommon local holidayGR*, SO*, TI
Aug 1ThursdaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryCommon local holiday14 cantons
Sep 5ThursdayJeune GenevoisCommon local holidayGeneva
Sep 7SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 8SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 9MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 15SundaySwiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
Sep 16MondayFederal Fast MondayCommon local holidayVaud
Sep 22SundayMauritius DayCommon local holidayAppenzell Innerrhoden*, Solothurn*
Sep 23MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25WednesdaySt. Nicholas of FlüeCommon local holidayObwalden
Oct 27SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Dec 8SundayImmaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
Dec 22SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayCommon local holidayAll
Dec 26ThursdaySt. Stephen's DayCommon local holidayAll except GE, JU, VD
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
Dec 31TuesdayRestoration DayCommon local holidayGeneva

* Observed only in part of this canton.

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