Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Swiss holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Swiss holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy Dates of Closure

In 2023, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure
Date Day Holiday Country
December 26, 2022 Monday Christmas Day (observed) and St. Stephan’s Day Swiss,U.S.
January 2, 2023 Monday New Year’s Day (observed) Saint Berchtold Day U.S.
January 16, 2023 Monday Martin Luther King Day U.S.
February 20, 2023 Monday President's Day U.S.
April 7, 2023 Friday Good Friday Swiss
April 10, 2023 Monday Easter Monday Swiss
May 1, 2023 Monday Workers Day Swiss
May 18, 2023 Thursday Ascension Day Swiss
May 29, 2023 Monday Memorial Day / Whit Monday U.S. / Swiss
June 19, 2023 Monday Juneteenth U.S.
July 4, 2023 Tuesday Independence Day (observed) U.S.
August 1, 2023 Tuesday Swiss National Day Swiss
September 4, 2023 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 9, 2023 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 1, 2023 Monday All Saint's Day Swiss
November 10, 2023 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
November 23, 2023 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
November 27, 2023 (Bern only) Monday Zwiebelmärit Swiss
December 25, 2023 Monday Christmas Day (observed) Swiss,U.S.
December 26, 2023 Tuesday St. Stephan’s Day Swiss