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Switzerland (Zürich) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Switzerland (Zürich) : 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 current 2 months



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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Sechseläuten**Monday April 16, 2018Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 20, 2018School holidays 
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Zurich Marathon*Sunday April 22, 2018Sports events 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Pink Apple Filmfestival**Wednesday May 2, 2018Culture 
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spring holiday (end)Monday May 7, 2018School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost (beginning)Friday May 18, 2018School holidays 
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Whit Monday*Monday May 21, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Tour de Suisse**Saturday June 9, 2018Sports events 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 13, 2018School holidays 
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Confederation Day*Wednesday August 1, 2018National Day 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 20, 2018School holidays 
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Knabenschiessen**Monday September 10, 2018Secular holiday 
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fall holiday (beginning)Friday October 5, 2018School holidays 
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fall holiday (end)Monday October 22, 2018School holidays 
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Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

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.


Sechseläuten -
Monday April 16, 2018

Secular holiday : Literally means the six o'clock bell toll . Celebrations that end by the burning of the Bloogg effigy at 6pm. only in Zürich


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 20, 2018

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Zurich Marathon -
Sunday April 22, 2018

Sports events : Www.zurichmarathon.ch 2018 edition confirmed
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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Pink Apple Filmfestival -
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.pinkapple.ch in Zurich 2018 edition confirmed


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday May 7, 2018

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Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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.


Pentecost (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

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Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

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 -
Saturday June 9, 2018

Sports events : Lasts 1 week - www.tourdesuisse.ch/ June 9, 2018-1. Stage: Frauenfeld/Frauenfeld
June 10, 2018-2. Stage: Frauenfeld/Frauenfeld
June11, 2018-3. Stage: Oberstammheim/Gansingen
June 12, 2018-4. Stage: Gansingen/Gstaad
June 13, 2018-5. Stage: Gstaad/Leukerbad
June 14, 2018-6. StageFiesch/Gommiswald
June 15, 2018-7. Stage: Eschenbach/Atzmännig-Arosa
June 16, 2018-8. Stage! Bellinzona/Bellinzona
June 17, 2018-9. Stage: Bellinzona/Bellinzona 2018 edition confirmed


St Alban -
Saturday June 22, 2019

Culture : The Albanifest , the largest annual festival in a historic town in Switzerland, is named after St Alban, one of the city's four saints, is held here, over three days. Although a recent creation, the festival celebrates the granting of a charter to the town in 1264 by Rudolf of Habsburgh.


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 13, 2018

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Confederation Day -
Wednesday August 1, 2018

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.


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 20, 2018

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Knabenschiessen -
Monday September 10, 2018

Secular holiday : The prize-shooting for 12 to 16 year old is one of the oldest festivals in Zurich. A marksman king or queen is chosen. Zürich only


Fall holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 5, 2018

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Fall holiday (end) -
Monday October 22, 2018

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