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

Read more about New Year's Day.

New Year's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010FriJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2011SatJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2012SunJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2013TueJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2014WedJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2015ThuJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2016FriJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2017SunJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2018MonJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2019TueJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll
2020WedJan 1New Year's DayCommon local holidaysAll

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