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Pentecost in Switzerland

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

Is Pentecost a Public Holiday?

Pentecost is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, June 9, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Switzerland.

According to Christian texts, the Holy Spirit, often symbolized by a dove, descended on the apostles who received the gift of tongues. Pentecost celebrates this event.

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About Pentecost

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Pentecost Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015SunMay 24PentecostObservanceAll
2016SunMay 15PentecostObservanceAll
2017SunJun 4PentecostObservanceAll
2018SunMay 20PentecostObservanceAll
2019SunJun 9PentecostObservanceAll
2020SunMay 31PentecostObservanceAll
2021SunMay 23PentecostObservanceAll
2022SunJun 5PentecostObservanceAll
2023SunMay 28PentecostObservanceAll
2024SunMay 19PentecostObservanceAll
2025SunJun 8PentecostObservanceAll

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