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23.02.2024 22:11
Air India and SWISS have expanded their codeshare agreement. Pin to board
19.02.2024 11:47
Air Arabia Maroc’s Rabat (Morocco) – Basel (Switzerland) route has opened. Pin to board
19.02.2024 11:26
The route Kuusamo (Finland) – Zurich (Switzerland) of Edelweiss airline was opened. Pin to board
14.02.2024 09:57
Carnival will be held in Bern (Switzerland) on 15-17 February. Pin to board
27.01.2024 18:12
In St. Moritz (Switzerland), a gourmet festival will be held from 29 January to 3 February. Pin to board
16.01.2024 12:30
A film festival will be held in Solothurn (Switzerland) on 17-24 January. Pin to board
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National holidays in Switzerland in 2024

Public holidays and festivals in Switzerland in 2024. Non-working days:

  • January 1, Monday: New Year (Neujahr);
  • January 2, Tuesday: Berchtolds Tag – celebrated in the cantons of Aargau, Bern, Friborg, Glarus, Jura, Lucerne, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Thurgau, Vaud;
  • January 6, Saturday: Epiphany (Offenbarung) – celebrated in the cantons of Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri;
  • March 1, Friday: Republic Day (Tag der Republik) – celebrated in the canton of Neuchâtel;
  • March 19, Tuesday: St. Joseph’s Day (Tag des Heiligen Josef) – celebrated in the cantons of Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri, Valais;
  • March 29, Friday: Good Friday (Guter Freitag) – celebrated everywhere except the cantons of Ticino, Valais;
  • April 1, Monday: Easter Monday (Ostermontag) – celebrated everywhere except the cantons of Neuchâtel, Solothurn, Valais, Zug;
  • April 4, Thursday: Battle of Näfelser (Näfelser Fahrt) – celebrated in the canton of Glarus;
  • May 1, Wednesday: Labor Day (Tag der Arbeit) – celebrated in the cantons of Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Zurich;
  • May 9, Thursday: Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt);
  • May 20, Monday, Spirits Day (Pfingstmontag) – celebrated everywhere except the cantons of Neuchâtel, Solothurn, Valais, Zug;
  • May 30, Thursday: Feast of the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi) – celebrated everywhere except the cantons of Aargau, Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Geneva, Glarus, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Vaud, Zurich;
  • June 23, Sunday: Jura Independence Day (Unabhängigkeit des Jura) celebrated in the canton of Jura;
  • June 29, Saturday: St. Peter and Paul (St. Peter und St. Paul) – celebrated in the cantons of Grubünden, Ticino;
  • August 1, Thursday: National Day (Nationalfeiertag);
  • August 15, Thursday: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mariä Himmelfahrt) – celebrated in the cantons of Aargau, Appenzell-Innerrhoden, Friborg, Jura, Lucerne, Valais, Solothurn, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug;
  • September 5, Thursday: Lent of Geneva (Jeûne genevois) – celebrated in the canton of Geneva;
  • September 16, Monday: Day after Lent (Tag nach dem Bundesfasten) celebrated in the canton of Vaud;
  • September 22, Sunday: Saint Mauritius (St. Mauritius) – celebrated in the canton of Appenzell-Innerrhoden;
  • September 25, Wednesday: Brother Klaus Festival (Bruder-Klaus-Fest) – celebrated in the canton of Obwalden;
  • November 1, Friday: All Saints’ Day (Allerheiligen) – celebrated everywhere except the cantons of Aargau, Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Geneva, Grisons, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen, Thurgau, Vaud, Zurich;
  • December 8, Sunday: Immaculate Conception (Unbefleckte Empfängnis) – celebrated in the cantons of Aargau, Appenzell-Innerrhoden, Friborg, Grisons, Lucerne, Schwyz, Obwalden, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug;
  • December 24, Tuesday: Christmas Eve (Heiligabend) – celebrated in the canton of Glarus;
  • December 25, Wednesday: Christmas (Weihnachtstag);
  • December 26, Thursday: National Day of Saint Stephen (Stephanstag) – celebrated everywhere except the cantons of Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Solothurn, Valais, Vaud, Zug;
  • December 31, Tuesday: New Year’s Eve (Silvester) – celebrated in the canton of Glarus;
  • December 31, Tuesday: Restoration Day (Tag der Wiederherstellung) is celebrated in the canton of Geneva.

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