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Switzerland (Luzern) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Franc (CHF)
  • For local celebrations, please check the related canton entry.
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    European Truck Ban: 22:00 to 05:00 week nights, 00:00 to 24:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023BerchtoldstagSecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday February 10, 2023Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 19, 2023St Joseph's DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023St Benedictcards/flowers
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 24, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023Horse FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday May 28, 2023PentecostCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Berchtoldstag

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday : A derivation of Middle High German berhttac or berhteltac, which translated the Greek epiphanias Only in Zurich, Bern, Luzern, Glarus, Zug, Freiburg, Solothurn, Schaffhau, Aarhau, Thurgau, Waadt. Also concerns Neuenburg and Jura if New Year fell on a Sunday [Wikipedia]

    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.stadtluzern.ch
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    Sports holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 10, 2023
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    Sports holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
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    St Joseph's Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
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    St Benedict

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Catholic Christian recognition of the father of the The Benedictine Order. It was the first Order of the Western Church Monastic tradition. Patron saint of speleologists. only in Engelberg

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
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    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
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    Horse Festival

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    Culture : Auffahrtsumritt Beromünster - Riding procession of the Ascension in Beromünster

    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Pentecost

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
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