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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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Franc (CHF)
  • 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
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday june 2, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday june 9, 2024Tour de SuisseSports events
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    Friday june 21, 2024Fête de la MusiqueEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Confederation DayNational Day
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    Sunday september 15, 2024Repentance DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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    Monday october 21, 2024Swiss Indoors Tennis BaselSports events
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Sunday november 17, 2024EwigkeitssonntagEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday december 6, 2024Hanukkahcards/flowers
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Fathers' Day

    Sunday june 2, 2024
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    Tour de Suisse

    Sunday june 9, 2024
    Sports events : Lasts 1 week - 2024 edition confirmed

    Fête de la Musique

    Friday june 21, 2024
    Culture : The whole night is dedicated to amateur and professional musicians who are welcome to play anywhere in the country. Since 1981. More than 700 cities across 120 countries, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Japan celebrate World Music Day today.

    Confederation Day

    Thursday august 1, 2024
    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.

    Repentance Day

    Sunday september 15, 2024
    Culture : A day of prayer to God against poor harvest.

    Rosh Hashanah

    Thursday october 3, 2024
    cards/flowers : Jewish New Year

    Swiss Indoors Tennis Basel

    Monday october 21, 2024
    Sports events : 2025 edition confirmed

    Daylight Saving Time

    Sunday october 27, 2024
    Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times


    Sunday november 17, 2024
    Culture : General celebration in memorial of the deceased for the Lutherian Church


    Friday december 6, 2024
    cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC)

    Christmas Day

    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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