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Switzerland : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Franc (CHF)
  • For local celebrations, please check the related canton entry.
    Internet domain: .ch - Telephone code: +41 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
    European Truck Ban: 22:00 to 05:00 week nights, 00:00 to 24:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Epiphanycards/flowers
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday October 30, 2022
    Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : calendars gazetted by the respective Departments of Education
    Each canton carries its own specific set of holidays, please scroll to the concerned canton

    study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 506
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Usually no school on Saturday
    No uniform required

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times