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Switzerland

Holidays & Observances in Switzerland

Switzerland is a country in central Europe. It was famously a neutral country during the world wars and has always fostered a sense of peace and understanding. Switzerland is a diverse country as it takes most of its cultural influence from its surrounding countries. French, German, and Italian are all official languages along with Romansh. All four languages are widely spoken in different regions of the country. Christianity is the predominant religion split about equally between Protestant and Catholic. There is a growing irreligious population, but Christianity remains a huge influence on the culture, and its holidays are practiced by most of the population.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
DST starts Daylight Saving Time Time Related
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ascension Day Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Swiss National Day National Day Public
DST ends Daylight Saving Time Time Related
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity