Switzerland Holidays 2016 Public Holidays and Observances

Switzerland Holidays 2016 Public Holidays and Observances

List of Switzerland Holidays 2016. All you need to know about Public Holidays and Observances in Switzerland.

Date
Weekday
Holiday name
Holiday type
Where

Jan 1
Friday
New Year’s Day
Common Local holidays
All

Jan 2
Saturday
Berchtold Day
Common Local holidays
14 cantons

Jan 6
Wednesday
Epiphany
Common Local holidays
GR*, SZ, TI, UR

Mar 19
Saturday
Saint Joseph’s Day
Common Local holidays
GR*, LU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS

Mar 20
Sunday
March equinox
Season

Mar 25
Friday
Good Friday
Common Local holidays
All except TI, VS

Mar 27
Sunday
Easter Sunday
Observance

Mar 28
Monday
Easter Monday
Common Local holidays
All except VS

Apr 18
Monday
Sechseläuten
Observance
Zurich

May 1
Sunday
May Day
Common Local holidays
BL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH

May 5
Thursday
Ascension Day
Common Local holidays
All

May 15
Sunday
Pentecost
Common Local holidays
All

May 16
Monday
Pentecost Monday
Common Local holidays
All except VS

May 26
Thursday
Corpus Christi
Common Local holidays
14 cantons

Jun 20
Monday
June Solstice
Season

Jun 29
Wednesday
St. Peter and St. Paul
Common Local holidays
Graubünden, Ticino

Aug 1
Monday
Swiss National Day
National holiday

Aug 15
Monday
Assumption of Mary
Common Local holidays
14 cantons

Sep 8
Thursday
Jeune Genevois
Common Local holidays
Geneva

Sep 10
Saturday
Knabenschiessen
Observance
Zurich

Sep 11
Sunday
Knabenschiessen
Observance
Zurich

Sep 12
Monday
Knabenschiessen
Observance
Zurich

Sep 18
Sunday
Swiss federal fast
Observance
All except GE

Sep 22
Thursday
September equinox
Season

Nov 1
Tuesday
All Saints’ Day
Common Local holidays
16 cantons

Dec 8
Thursday
Immaculate Conception
Common Local holidays
13 cantons

Dec 21
Wednesday
December Solstice
Season

Dec 24
Saturday
Christmas Eve
Observance

Dec 25
Sunday
Christmas Day
Common Local holidays
All

Dec 26
Monday
St. Stephen’s Day
Common Local holidays
All except JU, VD, VS

Dec 31
Saturday
New Year’s Eve
Observance

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