Switzerland Public Holidays 2014

Switzerland, the beautiful country of Central Europe, is famous for its natural surroundings. Capital city is Bern. Here is the list of Switzerland public holidays 2014 celebrated nationwide.

Name Date Remarks
New Year’s Day January 01 Celebrations for the start of Gregorian calendar
Good Friday April 18 National holiday remembering Jesus punishment
Easter Monday April 21 National holiday for Easter celebrations
Labor Day May 01 National holiday to celebrate workers movement
Ascension Day May 29 National holiday for Jesus’s Ascending to heaven
Whit Monday June 09 Holiday to celebrate 7th Monday after Easter
National Day August 01 National Holiday for Swiss Confederation day
Swiss Federal Fast September 21 National Holiday
Christmas December 25 Birthday of Christ
St. Stephens day December 26 Celebrating with presents to servants

Plan Your Holidays to Celebrate the Events

New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1

New Year Celebrations from the previous evening.

Good Friday: Friday, April 18

Holiday is observed for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. People spend the day with prayers in Churches.

Easter Monday: Monday, April 21

This 2014 Calendar Switzerland holiday is observed for relaxing after the Easter festival which falls on
Sunday in memory of the rebirth of Christ. Day is spent with prayers. Most of the people relax the next day since it
is a holiday.

May Day: Thursday, May 01

This national holiday, one of the 2014 Switzerland holidays, is to celebrate the International Workers day
which is popular in most of the countries of the world.

Whit Monday: Monday, June 09

One of the Switzerland holidays 2014, this is a national holiday in to mark the descent of Holy Spirit from
heaven that falls on Sunday known as Whit Sunday. This is observed after 10 days of Ascension and 50 days of Easter.
This is a Pentecost festival.

National Day: Friday, August 01

People of Switzerland declared this day as their National Day and a public holiday to mark several important events
together that paved way for their confederation.

Swiss Federal Feast: Friday, September 21

Government of Switzerland decided in 1832 that every third Sunday of September is to be celebrated as Swiss federal
Feast Day. This is celebrated by all Christian Churches of Switzerland and the Jewish Community. Though the
celebrations are on Sunday, the holiday is a different day in different parts of the country.

Christmas: Thursday, December, 25

Celebrations all over the country in the form of fun, party, exchange of gifts, prayers and dance are held in
Switzerland to rejoice the on the birthday of Jesus Christ. It is a day of National holiday.

St. Stephens Day: Friday, December, 26

The day after Christmas is also popular as ‘Boxing Day’.

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