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Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Switzerland in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
Jan 2ThursdayBerchtold DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1SundayRepublic DayCommon local holidayNeuchâtel
Mar 19ThursdaySaint Joseph's DayCommon local holidayLU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 29SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 2ThursdayNäfelser FahrtCommon local holidayGlarus
Apr 10FridayGood FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
Apr 20MondaySechseläutenObservanceZurich
May 1FridayMay DayCommon local holidayAG, BL, BS, FR*, JU, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
May 21ThursdayAscension DayCommon local holidayAll
May 31SundayPentecostObservanceAll
Jun 1MondayPentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 cantons
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23TuesdayJura Independence DayCommon local holidayJura
Jun 29MondaySt. Peter and St. PaulCommon local holidayGR*, SO*, TI
Aug 1SaturdaySwiss National DayNational holiday 
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryCommon local holiday14 cantons
Sep 10ThursdayJeune GenevoisCommon local holidayGeneva
Sep 12SaturdayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 13SundayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 14MondayKnabenschiessenObservanceZurich
Sep 20SundaySwiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
Sep 21MondayFederal Fast MondayCommon local holidayVaud
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 22TuesdayMauritius DayCommon local holidayAI*, Solothurn*
Sep 25FridaySt. Nicholas of FlüeCommon local holidayObwalden
Oct 25SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayCommon local holiday15 cantons
Dec 8TuesdayImmaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayCommon local holidayAll
Dec 26SaturdaySt. Stephen's DayCommon local holidayAll except GE, JU, VD
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 
Dec 31ThursdayRestoration DayCommon local holidayGeneva

* Observed only in part of this canton.

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