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Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2005

Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2005

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SaturdayNew Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
Jan 2SundayBerchtold DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Jan 6ThursdayEpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Feb 14MondayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1TuesdayRepublic DayCommon local holidayNeuchâtel
Mar 19SaturdaySaint Joseph's DayCommon local holidayLU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20SundayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 25FridayGood FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Mar 27SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
Apr 7ThursdayNäfels ProcessionCommon local holidayGlarus
May 1SundayMay Day (Half-Day)Common local holidayBL, BS, FR*, JU, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
May 5ThursdayAscension DayCommon local holidayAll
May 8SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 15SundayPentecostObservanceAll
May 16MondayPentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 cantons
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23ThursdayJura Independence DayCommon local holidayJura
Jun 29WednesdaySt. Peter and St. PaulCommon local holidayGR*, SO*, TI
Aug 1MondaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryCommon local holiday14 cantons
Sep 8ThursdayGenevese FastCommon local holidayGeneva
Sep 10SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 11SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 12MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 18SundaySwiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
Sep 19MondayFederal Fast MondayCommon local holidayNeuchâtel, Vaud
Sep 22ThursdayMauritius DayCommon local holidayAI*, Solothurn*
Sep 23FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25SundaySt. Nicholas of FlüeCommon local holidayObwalden
Oct 30SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Dec 8ThursdayImmaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayCommon local holidayAll
Dec 26MondaySt. Stephen's DayCommon local holidayAll except GE, JU, VD
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 
Dec 31SaturdayRestoration DayCommon local holidayGeneva

* Observed only in part of this canton.

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