Corpus Cristi -
Thursday June 3, 2021
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) -
Friday June 18, 2021
School holidays :
Tour de Suisse -
Sunday June 20, 2021
Sports events : Lasts 1 week - www.tourdesuisse.ch/ 2020 edition confirmed
St Peter & St Paul -
Tuesday June 29, 2021
Confederation Day -
Sunday August 1, 2021
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.
Locarno International Film Festival -
Wednesday August 4, 2021
Culture : Www.pardo.ch in Locarno 2021 edition CONFIRMED (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)
Sunday August 15, 2021
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) -
Monday August 30, 2021
School holidays :