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Switzerland (Zürich) : 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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    Monday may 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 5, 2023Pink Apple FilmfestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday may 8, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday may 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday june 11, 2023Tour de SuisseSports events
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    Thursday june 22, 2023St AlbanEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday july 14, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday august 1, 2023Confederation DayNational Day
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    Monday august 21, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday september 11, 2023Half-day holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday october 6, 2023Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 23, 2023Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday november 7, 2023Internationale Kurzfilmtage WinterthurEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday november 11, 2023Turnip lantern processionEvents, celebrations...
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday may 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Pink Apple Filmfestival

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    Friday may 5, 2023
    Culture : Www.pinkapple.ch lasts 2 weeks - in Zurich 2023 edition confirmed

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday may 8, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension

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    Thursday may 18, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday may 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Whit Monday

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    Monday may 29, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday may 30, 2023
    School holidays :

    Tour de Suisse

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    Sunday june 11, 2023
    Sports events : Lasts 1 week - www.tourdesuisse.ch/ 2023 edition confirmed

    St Alban

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    Thursday june 22, 2023
    Culture : The Albanifest , the largest annual festival in a historic town in Switzerland, is named after St Alban, one of the city's four saints, is held here, over three days. Although a recent creation, the festival celebrates the granting of a charter to the town in 1264 by Rudolf of Habsburgh.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 14, 2023
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    Confederation Day

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    Tuesday august 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday august 21, 2023
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    Half-day holiday

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    Monday september 11, 2023
    Secular holiday : Knabenschiessen - The prize-shooting for 12 to 16 year old is one of the oldest festivals in Zurich. A marksman king or queen is chosen.

    Fall holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 6, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fall holiday (end)

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    Monday october 23, 2023
    School holidays :

    Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

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    Tuesday november 7, 2023
    Culture : Www.kurzfilmtage.ch in Winterthur 2023 edition CONFIRMED

    Turnip lantern procession

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    Saturday november 11, 2023
    Culture : Children hollow out turnips and carve them into lanterns, later putting candles in them and carrying them through the dark streets to the sound of musical accompaniment. The procession often finishes with a drink or some hot food. The custom is organised by sport and community associations, residents' associations, church groups, schools and kindergartens.