Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
Sunday June 5, 2022
Monday June 6, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.
Tour de Suisse
Sunday June 12, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 1 week - www.tourdesuisse.ch/ 2022 edition confirmed
Fête de la Musique
Tuesday June 21, 2022
Culture : The whole night is dedicated to amateur and professional musicians who are welcome to play anywhere in the country. Since 1981.
More than 700 cities across 120 countries, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Japan celebrate World Music Day today.
Monday August 1, 2022
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.
Sunday September 18, 2022
Culture : A day of prayer to God against poor harvest.
Sunday September 25, 2022
Special Events :
Monday September 26, 2022
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday
Daylight Saving Time
Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times
Sunday November 20, 2022
Culture : General celebration in memorial of the deceased for the Lutherian Church
Friday December 2, 2022
cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC) NOT a public holiday
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 Years Day on Christmas Day