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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.

Is Epiphany a Public Holiday?

Epiphany is a public holiday in 4 cantons, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2017FriJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2018SatJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2019SunJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2020MonJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2021WedJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidaySZ, TI, UR
2022ThuJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2023FriJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2024SatJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2025MonJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2026TueJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2027WedJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
* Only some parts of Graubünden observe this holiday.

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