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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



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
Currency: Franc (CHF) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Berchtoldstag**Tuesday January 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 8, 2018School holidays 
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Salsa Festival Switzerland**Friday February 23, 2018Culture 
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New Year's Day -
Tuesday January 1, 2019

Secular holiday : In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


New Year's Marathon -
Tuesday January 1, 2019

Sports events : Http://www.neujahrsmarathon.ch/ 2018 edition confirmed


Berchtoldstag -
Tuesday January 2, 2018

Secular holiday : A derivation of Middle High German berhttac or berhteltac, which translated the Greek epiphanias Only in Zurich, Bern, Luzern, Glarus, Zug, Freiburg, Solothurn, Schaffhau, Aarhau, Thurgau, Waadt. Also concerns Neuenburg and Jura if New Year fell on a Sunday [Wikipedia]


Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 8, 2018

School holidays : Www.stadt-zuerich.ch
issued by the Ministry of Education
study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 506
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ranking: Times Higher Education #22/QS ranking #10/Shanghai #19
confirmed till Aug 2020


Salsa Festival Switzerland -
Friday February 23, 2018

Culture : Www.salsafestival.ch lasts 3 days - 2018 season confirmed