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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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    Friday february 2, 2024Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday february 19, 2024Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday march 21, 2024St Benedictcards/flowers
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    Friday march 22, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 15, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 17, 2024Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday may 19, 2024PentecostCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 20, 2024Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday may 30, 2024Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Friday july 5, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Confederation DayNational Day
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Monday august 19, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sports holiday (beginning)

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    Friday february 2, 2024
    School holidays :

    Sports holiday (end)

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    Monday february 19, 2024
    School holidays : one week later in Engelberg

    St Benedict

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
    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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    Friday march 22, 2024
    School holidays :

    Dancing ban

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Culture :

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    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.

    Dancing ban

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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 15, 2024
    School holidays :

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
    School holidays :

    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    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 13, 2024
    School holidays :

    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 17, 2024
    School holidays :

    Pentecost

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    Sunday may 19, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Dancing ban

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday may 21, 2024
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    Corpus Cristi

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    Thursday may 30, 2024
    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 5, 2024
    School holidays :

    Dancing ban

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
    Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes

    Confederation Day

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
    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.

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    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.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    School holidays :