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

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Switzerland (Bern) : 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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Parliament recess (beginning)Friday March 16, 2018Special Events 
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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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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 6, 2018School holidays 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 23, 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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Pentecost (end)Tuesday May 22, 2018School holidays 
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Parliament recess (end)*Monday May 28, 2018Special Events 
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Parliament recess (beginning)*Friday June 15, 2018Special Events 
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Solennität**Monday June 25, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 6, 2018School holidays 
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Allianz Suisse Tennis Open Gstaad*Monday July 23, 2018Sports events 
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Confederation Day*Wednesday August 1, 2018National Day 
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Jungfrau Marathon*Wednesday August 8, 2018Sports events 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 13, 2018School holidays 
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Parliament recess (end)*Monday September 10, 2018Special Events 
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fall holiday (beginning)Friday September 21, 2018School holidays 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Friday September 21, 2018Special Events 
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Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday March 16, 2018

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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.


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 6, 2018

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Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 23, 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.


Pentecost (end) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

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Parliament recess (end) -
Monday May 28, 2018

Special Events : Https://www.parlament.ch/


Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Special Events : Https://www.parlament.ch


Solennität -
Monday June 25, 2018

Secular holiday : Festival dedicated since 1729 to the education community Only in Burgdorf


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 6, 2018

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Allianz Suisse Tennis Open Gstaad -
Monday July 23, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/profile/314.asp 2018 edition confirmed


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.


Jungfrau Marathon -
Wednesday August 8, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.jungfrau-marathon.ch/ 2018 edition confirmed
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Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 13, 2018

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Parliament recess (end) -
Monday September 10, 2018

Special Events : Https://www.parlament.ch


Fall holiday (beginning) -
Friday September 21, 2018

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Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday September 21, 2018

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