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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.
Internet domain: .ch - Telephone code: +41 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
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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Friday July 8, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Monday August 22, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday September 30, 2022Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday October 17, 2022Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday November 11, 2022GansabhauetEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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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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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 8, 2022
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Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
Catholic : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. In Switzerland: Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Zug, Freiburg, Solothurn, Apenzell Innerrhoden, Aargan, Ticino, Wallis, Jura
In Germany: Bavaria (catholic communities), Saarland

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday August 22, 2022
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Fall holiday (beginning)

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Friday September 30, 2022
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Fall holiday (end)

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Monday October 17, 2022
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Gansabhauet

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Friday November 11, 2022
Culture : The small town of Sursee upholds a custom, which is unique in Switzerland. Participants of all ages try to cut down a suspended dead goose with one single sabre cut, while blindfolded. www.luzern.com

Immaculate Conception

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.

Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
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Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day

St Stephen's Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Christian remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
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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
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education

Dates confirmed till Sep 2024; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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