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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

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