WORLD PREMIERE! Our new site school-holidays.net displays updated vacation dates in 550 regions of the world
flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag
Almost everyday, a public holiday is added or modified somewhere in the world. 60% of these modifications are announced within the previous 48 hours. With our Corporate alerts service, stay in tune! A global site for local information
Facebook Facebook
The business world's No-Go Days!

Switzerland (Geneva)'s public holidays and bank closings

link

Complete calendar of public, bank holidays and days of bank closure during the current 2 months bank holidays (days when banks are closed) Switzerland (Geneva)'s bank holidays (days when banks are closed) in 2019



For local celebrations, please check the related canton entry.
Internet domain: .ch - Telephone code: +41 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
European Truck Ban: 22:00 to 05:00 week nights, 00:00 to 24:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns
Currency: Franc (CHF) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

IF YOU NEED TRANSLATION INTO THIS COUNTRY's LANGUAGE(S):
German (90 million speakers in 5 countries), French (150 million speakers in 30 countries), Italian (65 million speakers in 4 countries), vernaculars, Romanche (0.6 million speakers) ...
Contact edit!



Name Date Kind More
Confederation Day*Thursday August 1, 2019National Day 
view more
Geneva Thanksgiving**Friday September 6, 2019Secular holiday 
view more
Christmas Day*Wednesday December 25, 2019Catholic or protestant 
view more
Restoration of the Republic**Tuesday December 31, 2019Secular holiday 
view more

Confederation Day -
Thursday August 1, 2019

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Geneva Thanksgiving -
Thursday September 6, 2018

Secular holiday : A religious holiday with a ecumenical background instaured in the 19th century. No relation with the American Thanksgiving. only in Geneva


Christmas Day -
Tuesday December 25, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day


Restoration of the Republic -
Monday December 31, 2018

Secular holiday : Only in Geneva