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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.

White dove in the air
The dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit.
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About Pentecost Monday

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Pentecost Monday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010MonMay 24Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2011MonJun 13Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2012MonMay 28Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2013MonMay 20Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2014MonJun 9Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2015MonMay 25Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2016MonMay 16Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2017MonJun 5Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2018MonMay 21Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2019MonJun 10Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS
2020MonJun 1Pentecost MondayCommon local holidaysAll except VS

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