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


Switzerland (Basel) : 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.
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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

German (90 million speakers in 5 countries), French (150 million speakers in 30 countries), Italian (65 million speakers in 4 countries), vernaculars, Romanche (0.6 million speakers) ...
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sports holiday (beginning)Friday February 9, 2018School holidays 
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Regional holiday**Monday February 19, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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sports holiday (end)Monday February 26, 2018School holidays 
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Salon Mondial de l'Horlogerie et de la Bijouterie**Thursday March 22, 2018Tradeshows 
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spring holiday (beginning)Thursday March 29, 2018School holidays 
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Sports holiday (beginning) -
Friday February 9, 2018

School holidays :

Regional holiday -
Monday February 19, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Please check with (in German) for a list of numerous festivities. in Basel only It all begins with what is known as the Morgestraich. At exactly 4 a.m., all the lights in the city center go off. Out of the pitch darkness, the sound of drums and piccolos waft through the cold night air. Closer and closer it comes, and a faint light glows in the distance. Suddenly, there they are, coming from all directions, the musicians and marchers of the city’s Fasnacht cliques. Each wears a masks. Some have small lamps on their heads. They carry painted lanterns that mock things that happend during the past year.

Sports holiday (end) -
Monday February 26, 2018

School holidays :

Salon Mondial de l'Horlogerie et de la Bijouterie -
Thursday March 22, 2018

Tradeshows : lasts 1 week - in Basel - 2018 edition confirmed

Spring holiday (beginning) -
Thursday March 29, 2018

School holidays :