Articles October 9, 2018

School Holidays in Switzerland 2019

Are you or one of your family members attending one of The Best International Schools in Switzerland?  Learn more about school holidays in Switzerland!

Main School Holidays in Switzerland in 2019

The school year begins between the second half of August and the first half of September in the whole of Switzerland. School children have around 13 weeks of holiday per school year. These dates are set by the cantons and communes and they vary from region to region.

  • Christmas holidays: From 22-12-2018 to 6-1-2019. Dates vary per region and school type. Every region 1.5 to 2.5 weeks between December and January
  • Sport holidays: From 26-01-2019 to 17-03-2019. Dates vary per region and school type. Every region 1 to 2 weeks within January and March
  • Spring holidays: From 6-4-2019 to 5-5-2019. Dates vary per region and school type. Every region 2 weeks within April and May
  • Summer holidays: From 29-06-2019 to 28-08-2019. Dates vary per region and school type. Every region 8 weeks within June and August

*Holiday varies per region and school type.

Would you like to know more about bank holidays in Switzerland? Have a look of our calendar below

Holidays in Switzerland  in 2019

Date Holiday
1 Jan New Year’s Day – All
2 Jan Berchtold Day – 14 cantons
6 Jan Epiphany – GR*, SZ, TI, UR
19 Mar Saint Joseph’s Day – GR*, LU*, NW, SO*, SZ, TI, UR, VS
19 Apr Good Friday – All except TI, VS
22 Apr Easter Monday – All except VS
1 May May Day – BL, BS, FR*, JU, LU*, SH, SO*, TG, TI, ZH
30 May Ascension Day – All
10 Jun Pentecost Monday – All except VS
20 Jun Corpus Christi – 14 cantons
29 Jun St. Peter and St. Paul – Graubünden, Ticino
1 Aug Swiss National Day
15 Aug Assumption of Mary – 14 cantons
5 Sep Jeune Genevois – Geneva
1 Nov All Saints’ Day – 16 cantons
8 Dec Immaculate Conception – 13 cantons
25 Dec Christmas Day – All
26 Dec St. Stephen’s Day – All except JU, VD, VS