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Switzerland (Thurgau) : 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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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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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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St Berchtold's Day*Monday January 15, 2018Culture 
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sports holiday (beginning)Friday January 26, 2018School holidays 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 22, 2017School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St Stephen's Day**Tuesday December 26, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

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


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 : Http://www.bbm.tg.ch issued by the Ministry of Education confirmed till Jan 2020


St Berchtold's Day -
Monday January 15, 2018

Culture : Bechtelistag Frauenfeld: Berchtold's Day marks a custom which dates back to the Middle Ages. Shortly after the town of Frauenfeld was founded in the middle of the thirteenth century, nobles and members of the higher classes of society started to socialise regularly. They called themselves the Constables' Association . In 1430 another association was formed by tradesmen, who named themselves Zum wilden Mann ( The Savage Man ) and also ran their own drinking establishment. In 1640 the two associations combined into one, creating a new association which owned goods, granted loans and collected interest. Members met at the beginning of the year for the presentation of the accounts and to celebrate with food and drink. www.lebendige-traditionen.ch


Sports holiday (beginning) -
Friday January 26, 2018

School holidays :


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 22, 2017

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day


St Stephen's Day -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Christian remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.