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Geneva Public Holidays 2017

Public Holidays for Canton Geneva for the year 2017 are on following days:

DateDay of the WeekHoliday name
January 01, 2017 Sunday New Year's Eve
April 14, 2017FridayGood Friday
April 17, 2017MondayEaster Monday
May 25, 2017 Thursday Ascension of Jesus Day (Cavalcade de l’Ascension) since 1402
June 05, 2017 MondayWhit Monday
August 01, 2017 Tuesday Swiss National Holiday - Confederation Day
September 07, 2017 Thursday Geneva Fast (Jeûne genevois) (only in canton Geneva)
December 25, 2017 Monday Christmas Day
December 31, 2017 SundayRestoration of the Republic

During the public holidays most shops, all institutions, all banks and post office etc are closed. Hence the name 'Bank holidays'. Big supermarkets, police and hospitals remain open.
Public Transport operates as on Sunday. On public holidays most of the people don't go to work and there is no school. Students sometimes have holidays extended (till the weekend or for the whole week of given holiday).

Public holidays in France, which are however normal working days in Switzerland:

DateDay of the Week Holiday name
January 01, 2017 Sunday New Year's Eve
April 14, 2017FridayGood Friday
April 17, 2017MondayEaster Monday
May 1st 2017 Monday Labour day
May 8th 2017 Monday Victory in Europe day
June 04, 2017 SundayWhit Sunday
June 05, 2017 MondayWhit Monday
July 14th 2017 Friday French National Day (Bastille day)
August 15th 2017 Tuesday Assumption of Mary
November 1st 2017 Wednesday All Saints' Day
November 11th 2017 Saturday Armistice Day
December 25, 2017 Monday Christmas Day

Most of the shops in France close on public holidays.

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