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May Day in Switzerland

May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers.

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May Day, known as Labor Day in some countries, is a day of rest and is usually held in the spring.
May Day, known as Labor Day in some countries, is a day of rest and is usually held in the spring.
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About May Day

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May Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
SatMay 12010May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
SunMay 12011May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
TueMay 12012May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
WedMay 12013May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
ThuMay 12014May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
FriMay 12015May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
SunMay 12016May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
MonMay 12017May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
TueMay 12018May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
WedMay 12019May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
FriMay 12020May DayCommon Local holidaysBL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
* Holiday is partly observed in Fribourg, Lucerne, Solothurn

Quick Facts

May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.

May Day 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Zurich)

May Day 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Zurich)

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Other holidays in May 2018 in Switzerland

Fun Holiday on May 1, 2018

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