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Switzerland Public Holidays

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AargauNeuchâtel
Appenzell AusserrhodenNidwalden
Appenzell InnerrhodenObwalden
Basel-LandschaftSchaffhausen
Basel-StadtSchwyz
BernSolothurn
FribourgSt. Gallen
GenevaThurgau
GlarusTicino
GraubündenUri
JuraValais
LuzernVaud
Zug
Zürich

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Holidays in Switzerland are categorized according to established common local holidays, regional observances and seasonal celebrations.

In addition, Switzerland observes seasonal celebrations including March Equinox, June Solstice, September Equinox and December Solstice. Although these observances are not categorized as official holidays, many employers allow time off for seasonal celebrations, which typically fall on a weekend.

Interestingly, the only official public holiday recognized in Switzerland is Swiss National Day observed on August 1. In Switzerland, the Federal Statute on International Private Law (PILA) determines the terms of employment contracts. Although employment contracts are not required by law, most employers and employees prefer to have written agreements setting forth terms of employment, salary, benefits and entitlement to common local holidays and territorial observances.