Closure Notice

Please note that the U.S. Embassy Bern is closed on February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Washington’s Birthday is a U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Increasingly, the holiday has become an occasion to celebrate the birthdays of both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. Many Americans call the holiday Presidents’ Day.

Read more: Presidents’ Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln