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Pentecost Monday in Switzerland

Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a Christian holiday. It is the day after Pentecost, also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible.

Is Pentecost Monday a Public Holiday?

Pentecost Monday is a public holiday in 25 cantons, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

The dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit.

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About Pentecost Monday

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Pentecost Monday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015MonMay 25Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2016MonMay 16Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2017MonJun 5Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2018MonMay 21Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2019MonJun 10Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2020MonJun 1Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2021MonMay 24Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2022MonJun 6Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2023MonMay 29Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2024MonMay 20Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE
2025MonJun 9Pentecost MondayCommon local holidayAll except NE

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