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Switzerland (Geneva)'s public holidays and bank closings in 2017

complete calendar of public, bank holidays and days of bank closure during the current 2 months bank holidays (days when banks are closed) Switzerland (Geneva)'s bank holidays (days when banks are closed) in 2017



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Confederation Day*Tuesday August 1, 2017National Day 
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Confederation Day -
Monday August 1, 2016

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.