Public Holidays in Zurich
Public Holidays in Zurich Switzerland for 2023
Don’t get caught out by a sudden Public Holiday when you’re not ready! Below you can find a list of all the Public Holidays for 2023.
If it’s shopping you’re after, it’s not usually the end of the world because you can go to the shops listed here at the main station, Stadelhofen, the airport and you can also now visit The Circle at Zurich Airport, which is always open 365 days a year too. In addition many petrol stations offer a wide range of food and groceries as well as car accessories.
Here is the list of Public Holidays for 2023
Unlike some countries (like the UK, where if the holiday falls on a weekend it is added as an extra holiday the following Monday, this does not happen in Zurich!
Please note that there is also a half day holiday in Zurich for the festival of Sechselaeuten – though it normally only applies to the shops right in the city centre and not all, in any case.
Please note that these are the public holidays for Zurich and other cantons in Switzerland may have different public holidays
1st January – New Year’s Day
2nd January – Berchtold’s Day
March / April 2023
7th April – Good Friday
11th April – Easter Monday
(Monday 17th April – 1/2 day holiday in city of Zurich for Sechselaeuten)
1st May – May Day
18th May – Ascension Day
29th May – Whit Monday
1st August – Swiss National Day
25th December – Christmas Day
26th December – St Stephen’s Day / Boxing Day
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