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Switzerland (Neuchâtel) : 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 February 24, 2023Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday March 1, 2023Marche commémorative de la Révolution du 1er mars 1848Events, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 1, 2023Republic's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday March 6, 2023Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday April 20, 2023Tour de RomancheSports events
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    Monday April 24, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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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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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Friday June 30, 2023Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF)Events, celebrations...
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    Friday June 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday August 1, 2023Confederation DayNational Day
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    Monday August 14, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sports holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 24, 2023
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    Marche commémorative de la Révolution du 1er mars 1848

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    Wednesday March 1, 2023
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    Republic's Day

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    Wednesday March 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Sports holiday (end)

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    Monday March 6, 2023
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 4, 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.

    Tour de Romanche

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    Thursday April 20, 2023
    Sports events : Https://www.tourderomandie.ch/
    Cycling race -- lasts 5 days in the Vaud, Fribourg and Neuchatel cantons -- 2023 departure in Morteau (France) 2023 edition confirmed

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
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    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

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
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    Corpus Cristi

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
    Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

    Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    Culture : Www.nifff.ch lasts 5 days 2023 edition CONFIRMED

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
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    Confederation Day

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    Tuesday August 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday August 14, 2023
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