Switzerland

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Switzerland for 2020 ready to be integrated into your application.

Where western, central, and southern Europe meet, is the country officially known as the Swiss Confederation. This land locked country is divided by the Alps, and is located at the crossroads of Germanic and Romance Europe. Switzerland was established as a country on August 1, 1291. In 1648, Switzerland became independent from the Holy Roman Empire. Switzerland’s policy of armed neutrality dates back to the 16th century, and has not fought in a war since 1815. Switzerland is the birthplace of one of the world’s best known humanitarian organizations, the Red Cross.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 2nd Thursday Saint Berchtold's Day Only in certain states.
January 6th Monday Epiphany Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 1st Sunday Republic Day Only in certain states.
March 19th Thursday Saint Joseph's Day Only in certain states.
March 20th Friday March Equinox
April 2nd Thursday Näfelser Fahrt Only in certain states.
April 5th Sunday Palm Sunday
April 10th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 12th Sunday Easter
April 13th Monday Easter Monday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
April 20th Monday Sechselauten Only in certain states. Long weekend.
May 1st Friday Labor Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
May 10th Sunday Mother's Day
May 21st Thursday Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ
May 31st Sunday Pentecost
June 1st Monday Pentecost Monday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
June 7th Sunday Father's Day
June 11th Thursday Feast of Corpus Christi Only in certain states.
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 23rd Tuesday Independence Day Only in certain states.
June 29th Monday Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 1st Saturday Swiss National Day
August 15th Saturday Assumption of Mary Only in certain states.
September 10th Thursday Genevan Fast Only in certain states.
September 14th Monday Knabenschiessen Only in certain states. Long weekend.
September 20th Sunday Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer Only in certain states.
September 21st Monday Bettagsmontag Only in certain states. Long weekend.
September 22nd Tuesday Saint Mauritius' Day Only in certain states.
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
September 25th Friday Saint Nicholas of Flüe Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
November 1st Sunday All Saints' Day Only in certain states.
December 8th Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Only in certain states.
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve Only in certain states.
December 25th Friday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 26th Saturday Saint Stephen's Day Only in certain states.
December 31st Thursday Restoration of the Republic Only in certain states.
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="CH" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "CH",
  "year": "2020",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'CH',
  year: '2020',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'CH',
  'year' => '2020',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "CH"
$Body.year = "2020"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'CH',
  'year': '2020',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'CH',
  'year': '2020',
})