Home   Calendar   Holidays   Switzerland   New Year's Day
Flag for Switzerland

New Year's Day in Switzerland

New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar and it's a public holiday in many countries. Count down to the New Year, no matter where you are.

Is New Year's Day a Public Holiday?

New Year's Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

New Year's Day on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar is celebrated worldwide.

©iStockphoto.com/Andrew Chambers

About New Year's Day

Read more about New Year's Day.

New Year's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015ThuJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2016FriJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2017SunJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2018MonJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2019TueJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2020WedJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2021FriJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2022SatJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2023SunJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2024MonJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll
2025WedJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidayAll

You might also like

When Is the Equinox?

When Is the Equinox?

The Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the Autumnal (Fall) Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. more

Try the Night Sky Map!

Try the Night Sky Map!

Find and track planets in the sky with our new Interactive Night Sky Map. Point your mobile at the sky to follow an object, or play around with the timeline. more

Sechseläuten

Sechseläuten is an old spring festival that is celebrated each year in Zurich, Switzerland. more

Good Friday

Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday. more