Boxing Day Holiday in Switzerland

About Boxing Day: The Boxing Day Holiday in Switzerland is also observed in all the Christmas celebrating nations as it is the penultimate day of Christmas which is 26th of December. The certain religious holidays which is counted as the only marked in specific cantons across the Switzerland and the same Swiss Public Holidays is observed with Catholicism as the main religion. The National holidays in Switzerland is celebrated with festive fervor and all the shops and public institutions are closed on this day. The most important of all the holidays which is the three day festivity of Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Boxing day is celebrated for occasion related to birth of Jesus Christ.

How Celebrate Boxing Day: The Swiss holiday which see the cantons giving a public off on Boxing day got originated first in the United Kingdom and is celebrated in a number of countries which previously formed as a part of the British Empire. The Christmas celebrating nations all across Europe celebrate 26 December as Second Christmas Day as the festivities which is about pulling out the gifts from stockings which are generally called boxing is done by the children. The Boxing Day holiday in Switzerland or anywhere else is all about carrying the tradition of Santa Claus and other Saints giving gifts to the children and it is done actually by the parents who put the gifts in the stockings or Boxing which they put near the Christmas tree while the children are asleep and the gospel is that the Santa has come through Chimney riding the reindeer sledge.

The Boxing day is also considered to be a shopping day and the people primarily take it as a shopping holiday because all the stores across the country give huge opportunities to buy almost all kinds of goods at reduced prices. The Boxing day holiday in Switzerland is also a national bank holiday in the late December and it is a day to spend with family and friends while the custom is also to eat up all the leftovers of Christmas day which is about the practice of no wastage of food. The charity drives are also organized and a box to collect money for the poor which is placed in Churches and after the Christmas day which is about opening of contents and then giving it to poor is done at the Boxing day.

The Boxing day holiday in Switzerland is also a time to spend time with family and friends and people gather at friends home and others simply relax at homes while enjoying the day off. The recent times it has also become synonymous with various sports and the Switzerland see the national football team participating in football matches with different clubs which participate in Euro Club matches and the event gets telecast live across all the major channels on television.

The other most revered activity use to be hunting but with regulations of protecting many wild species people go for hunting in the form of shopping and look for specific deals on various goods of necessities along with finding the boxing day as the best way to enjoy the Christmas festivities which carries till the New year as it is just six days away from Christmas.


2019 Festival Date: Thursday, 26 December

2020 Festival Date: Saturday, 26 December

2021 Festival Date: Sunday, 26 December

2022 Festival Date: Monday, 26 December

2023 Festival Date: Tuesday, 26 December

2024 Festival Date: Thursday, 26 December

2025 Festival Date: Friday, 26 December

Type : Cultural

Frequency: Annual