Official holidays in 2023

Official holidays in 2023 and end-of-year closure 2023/2024

(In accordance with Articles R II 4.38 and R II 4.39 of the Staff Regulations)

Official holidays in 2023 (in addition to the special leave during the annual closure):

Date   Occasion
Monday 2 January Compensation granted for 1 January, New Year
Friday 7 April Good Friday
Monday 10 April Easter Monday
Monday 1 May 1 May
Thursday 18 May Ascension day
Monday 29 May Whit Monday
Thursday 7 September Jeûne genevois
Monday 25 December Christmas
Tuesday 26 December Compensation granted for 24 December, Christmas Eve
Friday 29 December Compensation granted for 31 December, New Year’s Eve

Annual closure of the site of the Organization during the end-of-year holiday period

The Laboratory will be closed from Saturday, 23 December 2023 until Sunday, 7 January 2024 inclusive (without deduction of annual leave).
The first working day in the New Year will be Monday 8 January 2024.

To add official holidays to your CERN Exchange calendar, follow these instructions. A printable version of the 2023 CERN Calendar is available here.

CERN official holidays for 2024 will be announced in the Bulletin in December 2023. By subscribing to the official holidays Exchange calendar you can access a provisional calendar of holidays for 2024 which is subject to change and is provided for information purposes only.

School holidays in host states