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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

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

Interestingly, the only official public holiday recognised in Switzerland is Swiss National Day observed on 1 August. 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.