Switzerland: Holidays                                                  

Date

German

English

January 1

Neujahrstag

New Year's Day

January 2

Berchtoldstag

Berchtold's Day

End of February

Morgenstraich 

Basel—traditional carnival

Date varies

Karfreitag                 

Good Friday

Date Varies

Ostern

Easter

Date Varies

Ostermontag

Easter Monday

3rd Monday in April

Sechseläuten

Zürich

May 1

Tag der Arbeit

Labor Day

Date Varies

Auffahrt

Ascension Day

Date Varies

Pfingstsonntag

Whitsunday

Date Varies

Pfingstmontag        

Whitmonday

April

Fronleichnam          

Corpus Christi Day

August 1

Nationalfeiertag         

National Holiday

2nd weekend in Sept

Knabenschiessen                 

Zürich

November 1 

Allerheiligen

All Saints' Day

November

Zibelimärit                      

Bern

December 25 

Weihnachten                 

Christmas

December 26

Stephanstag             

Stephan's Day

December 31

Silvester                    

New Year's Eve