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linkSwitzerland (Obwalden - Engelberg) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Switzerland (Obwalden - Engelberg) : 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 October 7, 2022Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday October 31, 2022Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday December 6, 2022Saint Nicholascards/flowers
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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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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023BerchtoldstagSecular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday February 15, 2023Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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    Fall holiday (beginning)

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    Friday October 7, 2022
    School holidays :

    Fall holiday (end)

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    Monday October 31, 2022
    School holidays :

    Saint Nicholas

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    Tuesday December 6, 2022
    cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.

    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

    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]

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Https://www.ow.ch
    official calendar gazetted by the Canton
    study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 506
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Usually no school on Saturday
    No uniform required

    We carry confirmed dates till Sept 2028; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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    Sports holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday February 15, 2023
    School holidays :

    Sports holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    School holidays :