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Switzerland : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Switzerland : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

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

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) ...
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referendum*Sunday March 4, 2018Special Events 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Friday March 16, 2018Special Events 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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Passover**Friday March 30, 2018cards/flowers 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Referendum -
Sunday March 4, 2018

Special Events : This date is being reserved for a potential popular referendum. Depending on popular demand, there may or may not be a referendum on this day. To view whether and how these dates were used, please go to (French) or (German)

Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday March 16, 2018

Special Events :

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

Passover -
Friday March 30, 2018

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.