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Switzerland

Switzerland Public Holidays

Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Switzerland and start planning to make the most of your time off. Scroll down to select a year or choose your canton.

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Aargau Neuchâtel
Appenzell Ausserrhoden Nidwalden
Appenzell Innerrhoden Obwalden
Basel-Landschaft Schaffhausen
Basel-Stadt Schwyz
Bern Solothurn
Fribourg St. Gallen
Geneva Thurgau
Glarus Ticino
Graubünden Uri
Jura Valais
Luzern Vaud
Zug
Zürich

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.