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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. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

3 Wise men following the star.

The three wise men's (or kings') visit to baby Jesus Christ is remembered on Epiphany.

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About Epiphany

Read more about Epiphany.

Epiphany Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010WedJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2011ThuJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2012FriJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2013SunJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2014MonJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2015TueJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
2016WedJan 6EpiphanyCommon local holidayGR*, SZ, TI, UR
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
* Only some parts of Graubünden observe this holiday.

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