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Official holidays in 2021 and end-of-year closure 2021/2022

Application of Articles R II 4.38 and R II 4.39 of the Staff Regulations


Official holidays in 2021 (in addition to the special leave during the annual closure):

  • Friday, 1 January (New Year)
  • Friday, 2 April (Good Friday)
  • Monday, 5 April (Easter Monday)
  • Thursday, 13 May (Ascension day)
  • Friday, 14 May (compensation granted for 1st May)
  • Monday, 24 May (Whit Monday)
  • Thursday, 9 September (“Jeûne genevois”)
  • Friday, 24 December (Christmas Eve)
  • Monday, 27 December (compensation granted for 25th December, Christmas)
  • Friday, 31 December (New Year’s Eve)

Annual closure of the site of the Organization during the Christmas holidays

The Laboratory will be closed from Wednesday 22 December 2021 to Tuesday 4 January 2022 inclusive (without deduction of annual leave). The first working day in the New Year will be Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Please direct your queries to: hr.leave@cern.ch