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Good Friday in Switzerland

Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death, which is told in the Christian Bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday.

Is Good Friday a Public Holiday?

Good Friday is a public holiday in 24 cantons, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Good Friday commemorates Jesus' death on the cross.

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About Good Friday

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Good Friday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015FriApr 3Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2016FriMar 25Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2017FriApr 14Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2018FriMar 30Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2019FriApr 19Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2020FriApr 10Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2021FriApr 2Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2022FriApr 15Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2023FriApr 7Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2024FriMar 29Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS
2025FriApr 18Good FridayCommon local holidayAll except TI, VS

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