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Swiss Federal Fast in Switzerland

Is Swiss Federal Fast a Public Holiday?

Swiss Federal Fast is a public holiday in 25 cantons. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2021, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Swiss Federal Fast Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2016SunSep 18Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2017SunSep 17Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2018SunSep 16Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2019SunSep 15Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2020SunSep 20Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2021SunSep 19Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2022SunSep 18Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2023SunSep 17Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2024SunSep 15Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2025SunSep 21Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE
2026SunSep 20Swiss Federal FastCommon local holidayAll except GE

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