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Corpus Christi in Switzerland

Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist. It is also known as the Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ, as well as the Day of Wreaths. In some areas of Switzerland Corpus Christi is a public holiday.

Is Corpus Christi a Public Holiday?

Corpus Christi is a public holiday in 14 cantons, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Public Life

Corpus Christi is a public holiday in the following cantons:

  • Appenzell Innerrhoden
  • Jura
  • Lucerne
  • Nidwalden
  • Obwalden
  • Schwyz
  • Uri
  • Valais
  • Zug

It is also a public holiday in some communes in the following cantons:

  • Aargau
  • Basel-Landschaft
  • Fribourg
  • Neuchâtel
  • Solothurn

In the named areas, offices, banks, schools and most businesses are closed for the day.

About Corpus Christi in other countries

Read more about Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015ThuJun 4Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2016ThuMay 26Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2017ThuJun 15Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2018ThuMay 31Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2019ThuJun 20Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2020ThuJun 11Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2021ThuJun 3Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2022ThuJun 16Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2023ThuJun 8Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2024ThuMay 30Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states
2025ThuJun 19Corpus ChristiCommon local holiday14 states

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