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

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Switzerland (Glarus) : 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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spring holiday (beginning)Wednesday April 1, 2020School holidays 
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Fahrtsfest*Thursday April 2, 2020Secular holiday 
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FahrtsfestThursday April 2, 2020School holidays 
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Näfelser Fahrt*Thursday April 9, 2020Culture 
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Good Friday*Friday April 10, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 20, 2020School holidays 
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Glarner Landsgemeinde*Sunday May 3, 2020Culture 
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Ascension holiday (beginning)Wednesday May 20, 2020School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 21, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Ascension holiday (end)Monday May 25, 2020School holidays 
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Pentecost holiday (beginning)Friday May 29, 2020School holidays 
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Pentecost**Sunday May 31, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday*Monday June 1, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost holiday (end)Tuesday June 2, 2020School holidays 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday June 26, 2020School holidays 
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Spring holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

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Fahrtsfest -
Thursday April 2, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemoration of a battle that opposed the people of Glarus and some Swiss Confederates to the Duke of Austria in 1388


Fahrtsfest -
Thursday April 2, 2020

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Näfelser Fahrt -
Friday April 9, 2021

Culture : Battle of Swiss and Austrian armies on 9 April 1388.


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

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.


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 20, 2020

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Glarner Landsgemeinde -
Sunday May 3, 2020

Culture : Public vote in front of the legislative body.


Ascension holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday May 20, 2020

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Ascension -
Thursday May 21, 2020

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.


Ascension holiday (end) -
Monday May 25, 2020

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Pentecost holiday (beginning) -
Friday May 29, 2020

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Pentecost -
Sunday May 31, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday June 1, 2020

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.


Pentecost holiday (end) -
Tuesday June 2, 2020

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Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 26, 2020

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