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

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Switzerland (Solothurn) : 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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sports holiday (end)Monday March 5, 2018School holidays 
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Fridolinstag (Breitenbach only)Wednesday March 6, 2019Secular holiday 
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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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Eierläset*Sunday April 15, 2018Culture 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 23, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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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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Corpus Cristi*Thursday May 31, 2018Catholic 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 6, 2018School holidays 
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St Anna (Balsthal only)Thursday July 26, 2018Secular holiday 
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Confederation Day*Wednesday August 1, 2018National Day 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 13, 2018School holidays 
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Assumption**Wednesday August 15, 2018Catholic 
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Moritzentag (Dornach only)Saturday September 22, 2018Secular holiday 
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fall holiday (beginning)Friday September 28, 2018School holidays 
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St Victor & St Ursus (Solothurn and Bellach only)*Sunday September 30, 2018Secular holiday 
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Sports holiday (end) -
Monday March 5, 2018

School holidays :


Fridolinstag (Breitenbach only) -
Wednesday March 6, 2019

Secular holiday :


St Joseph's Day -
Tuesday March 19, 2019

Catholic or protestant :


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

School holidays :


Eierläset -
Sunday April 15, 2018

Culture : A festival around an egg race, is a long-established spring and fertility custom designed to drive out winter.


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 23, 2018

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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 .


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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Corpus Cristi -
Thursday May 31, 2018

Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 6, 2018

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St Anna (Balsthal only) -
Thursday July 26, 2018

Secular holiday :


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 13, 2018

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Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. In Switzerland: Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Zug, Freiburg, Solothurn, Apenzell Innerrhoden, Aargan, Ticino, Wallis, Jura
In Germany: Bavaria (catholic communities), Saarland


Moritzentag (Dornach only) -
Saturday September 22, 2018

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Fall holiday (beginning) -
Friday September 28, 2018

School holidays :


St Victor & St Ursus (Solothurn and Bellach only) -
Sunday September 30, 2018

Secular holiday : St. Ursus was a Roman Legionnaire who had turned to Christianity. He was tortured and then was beheaded. He is associated with St. Maurice and Solothurn. In Solothurn, the chapel of St. Peter stands where St. Ursus died.