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

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

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Immaculate Conception Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2016ThuDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2017FriDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2018SatDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2019SunDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2020TueDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2021WedDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2022ThuDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2023FriDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2024SunDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2025MonDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons
2026TueDec 8Immaculate ConceptionCommon local holiday12 cantons

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