Public holidays in Grisons

Public holidays in Grisons

Public holidays in Grisons

You can find out about the public holidays that are celebrated in your region from the municipality where you live.


The following days are public holidays in the canton of Grisons


  • New Year’s Day (1 January)
  • Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
  • Ascension
  • Whit Sunday and Whit Monday
  • National holiday (1 August)
  • The Federal Fast
  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Boxing Day (26 December)


Shops are closed on these days. On the day before, the shops normally close earlier, most of them at 5 pm.


There are also other public holidays specific to regions and localities.

Grisons customs

Every place has its own traditions and customs. The Grisons area has been inhabited for 11,000 years and is home to the German, Romansh and Italian languages and cultures. This has given rise to a wealth of traditions and customs.


Some customs, such as the “Chalandamarz” in spring, or the custom associated with the winter equinox, “Barchinas”, date back to pagan times.


You can find out about the customs and conventions in the region from your municipality or the people living in your area.