List of national public holidays of Switzerland in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Switzerland. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 New Year's Day Neujahrstag
Jan. 2, 2018 Jan. 2, 2018 Berchtolds Day Many cantons
Jan. 6, 2018 Jan. 6, 2018 Three Kings Day Graubünden, Lucerne, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri
March 1, 2018 March 1, 2018 Republic Day Neuchâtel only
March 19, 2018 March 19, 2018 St. Joseph's Day Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino, Uri, Valais only
March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
April 2, 2018 April 2, 2018 Easter Monday Most cantons. Monday after Easter Sunday
April 5, 2018 April 5, 2018 Näfelser Fahrt Glarus only. First Thursday in April
April 16, 2018 April 16, 2018 Sechseläuten Afternoon, Zurich only. 3rd Monday in April
May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018 Labour Day International Workers Day. Holiday in 11 cantons
May 10, 2018 May 10, 2018 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018 Whit Monday Most cantons
May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Corpus Christi Many cantons
June 3, 2018 June 3, 2018 Father's Day 1st Sunday in June
June 23, 2018 June 23, 2018 Fête d'Indépendance Jura only
June 29, 2018 June 29, 2018 Saint Peter and Saint Paul Graubünden, Ticino only
Aug. 1, 2018 Aug. 1, 2018 National Day Bundesfeier
Aug. 15, 2018 Aug. 15, 2018 Assumption Day Many cantons
Sept. 6, 2018 Sept. 6, 2018 Jeûne genevois Geneva only. Thursday after 1st Sunday in September
Sept. 10, 2018 Sept. 10, 2018 Knabenschiessen Afternoon, Zurich only. Monday after 2nd weekend in September
Sept. 16, 2018 Sept. 16, 2018 Swiss Federal Fast All regions except Geneva. Third Sunday in September
Sept. 17, 2018 Sept. 17, 2018 Bettagsmontag Bern, Neuchâtel, Vaud. Monday after 3rd Sunday in September
Sept. 25, 2018 Sept. 25, 2018 Saint Nicholas of Flüe Obwalden only
Nov. 1, 2018 Nov. 1, 2018 All Saints' Day Many Cantons
Dec. 8, 2018 Dec. 8, 2018 Immaculate Conception Day Regional Holiday
Dec. 25, 2018 Dec. 25, 2018 Christmas Day
Dec. 26, 2018 Dec. 26, 2018 St. Stephen's Day Most Cantons
Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018 Restoration Day Geneva only. Commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic in 1813