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Switzerland (Obwalden) : 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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022BerchtoldstagSecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday March 7, 2022Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday March 21, 2022St Benedictcards/flowers
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Thursday April 14, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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Monday May 2, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Monday May 30, 2022Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 5, 2022PentecostCatholic or protestant
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Monday June 6, 2022Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus CristiCatholic
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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Berchtoldstag

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Monday January 3, 2022
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 10, 2022
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Gazetted by the Canton

Dates confirmed till Sep 2028; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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Sports holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
School holidays :

Sports holiday (end)

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Monday March 7, 2022
School holidays : one week later in Engelberg

St Benedict

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Monday March 21, 2022
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 14, 2022
School holidays :

Dancing ban

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Friday April 15, 2022
Culture :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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 18, 2022
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.

Dancing ban

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Monday April 18, 2022
Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes

Spring holiday (end)

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Monday May 2, 2022
School holidays :

Ascension holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
School holidays :

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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 30, 2022
School holidays :

Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Pentecost

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Dancing ban

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Monday June 6, 2022
Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes

Pentecost holiday (end)

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
School holidays :

Corpus Cristi

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Thursday June 16, 2022
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.

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :