For 2023, there are total of 11 public holidays in Ticino and 4 national holidays for 2023. If you don’t know them by heart, you are looking in the right place! It is very important to know these when working (but also visiting) in Ticino since you will likely not need to work on these dates depending on your company. You can also check in advance if you can enjoy some long weekends away by combining the public holidays with the weekend.
Why Does Every Swiss Canton Have Different Public Holidays?
As you may be aware, not all Ticino public holidays here listed are the same public holiday dates for other cantons. There are 26 cantons in Switzerland, but they all have their own local traditions and public holidays too. So it is good to know exactly which ones are suitable for the Ticino canton.
For those with children, there are also school holidays when they break up for vacation, which include 5 breaks throughout the year. These vary based on the school so it’s best to check these breaks directly with the school of your children.
Ticino Public Holidays 2023
Here is the full list of public holidays in 2023:
|January 6||Three Kings Day|
|March 19||St Joseph’s Day|
|April 10||Easter Monday|
|May 1||May Day|
|May 29||Whit Monday|
|June 8||Corpus Christi|
|June 29||Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Day|
|August 15||Assumption Day|
|September 17||Swiss Federal Fast|
|December 8||Immaculate Conception|
|December 26||St Stephen’s Day|
Ticino National Holidays 2023
Of course alongside public holidays, Switzerland also has a few national holidays that are for everyone to have off work. There are often memorable, celebrations for these too. Here are the main 4 national holidays that all other cantons have as well, which provide a day off for you regardless of the canton:
|January 1||New Years Day|
|May 18||Ascension Day|
|August 1||Swiss National Day|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
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