School Holidays

A calendar of the school terms in Switzerland: all the dates when the state schools close for vacation in the cantons of Zürich, Zug, Lucerne, Berne and Basel...

In Switzerland school holidays can differ in each canton. These are the dates for the cantons of Zürich, Zug, Lucern, Basel and Berne. Note: the dates may vary between districts. Please confirm dates with the school in question.

  • Private schools may have slightly different dates; check with the relevant school
  • Schools close on national public holidays

Note: The dates below indicate the first to the last day of each holiday, inclusive.

Zürich


For further information from the
Zürich Town Hall website (in German)


Zürich School Holidays 2016-2017

Back to School21 August 2017
Autumn holidays (Herbstferien)9 to 20 October 2017
Christmas holidays (Weihnachtenfieren)25 December 2017 to 5 January 2018
Winter holidays (Sportferien)12 to 23 February 2018
Easter holidays (Osternferien)29 March to 2 April 2018
Spring Break (Frühjahrsferien)23 - 4 May 2018
Summer holidays (Sommerferien)

16 July to 17 August 2018

Zug


Zug School Holidays 2017-2018
Back to School20 August 2017
Autumn holidays (Herbstferien)6 to 21 October 2017
Christmas holidays (Weihnachtenfieren)22 December 2017 to 6 January 2018
Winter holidays (Sportferien)2 to 17 February 2018
Spring Break (Frühjahrsferien)13 to 28 April 2018
Ascension (Auffahrtsferien)30 May - 2 June 2018
Summer holidays (Sommerferien)

6 July to 18 August 2018

Lucerne


Lucerne School Holidays 2017-2018
Back to School21 August 2017
Autumn holidays (Herbstferien)30 October - 15 November 2017
Christmas holidays (Weihnachtenfieren)23 December 2017 to 7 January 2018
Winter holidays (Sportferien)3 - 18 February 2018
Easter holidays (Osternferien)30 March to 15 April 2018
Summer holidays (Sommerferien)7 July to 19 August 2018

Basel


Basel School Holidays 2017-2018
Back to School14 August 2017
Autumn holidays (Herbstferien)30 September 16 October 2017
Christmas holidays (Weihnachtenfieren)23 December 2017 to 8 January 2018
Winter holidays (Sportferien)10 to 26 February 2018
Easter holidays (Osternferien)24 March to 9 April 2018
Summer holidays (Sommerferien)30 June to 13 August 2018

Berne


Berne School Holidays 2016-2017
Back to School13 August 2017
Autumn holidays (Herbstferien)23 September to 15 October 2017
Christmas holidays (Weihnachtenfieren)23 December 2017 to 7 January 2018
Winter holidays (Sportferien)3 to 11 February 2018
Easter holidays (Osternferien)7 to 22 April 2018
Summer holidays (Sommerferien)7 July to 12 August 2018

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