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Immaculate Conception in Switzerland

Many Christian communities around the world annually observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. This day is a holy day of obligation in which many Christians, particularly of the Catholic faith, attend special church services for this occasion.

Is Immaculate Conception a Public Holiday?

Immaculate Conception is a public holiday in 12 cantons. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2018 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Detail shot of Mary from a stained glass window created in the late 1800's.

Various images depicting the Immaculate Conception often feature the Virgin Mary as a young woman.

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About Immaculate Conception

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Immaculate Conception Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015TueDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2016ThuDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2017FriDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2018SatDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2019SunDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2020TueDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2021WedDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2022ThuDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2023FriDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2024SunDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states
2025MonDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 states

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