If you plan to visit Switzerland, don't forget to think about the dates of the Swiss public or bank holidays.
As in Germany & Austria, there are many Catholic public holidays in Switzerland but these are not observed across all cantons.
See below for the full list of national holidays that ARE observed throughout all cantons in Switzerland.
Swiss Public (Bank) Holidays
Sunday 1 January - New Years Day
Monday 2 January - Berchtold's Day
Friday 6 April - Good Friday
Monday 9 April - Easter Monday
Thursday 17 May - Ascension Day
Monday 28 May - Whit Monday
Wednesday 1 August - Swiss National Day
Tuesday 25 December - Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December - Boxing Day
Tuesday 1 January - New Years Day
Wednesday 2 January - Berchtold's Day
Friday 29 March - Good Friday
Monday 1 April - Easter Monday
Thursday 9 May - Ascension Day
Monday 20 May - Whit Monday
Thursday 1 August - Swiss National Day
Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day
To view public holidays for other countries & locations in the world, try our Worldwide Public Holidays section