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

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Switzerland (Valais) : 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)*Thursday March 29, 2018School holidays 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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spring holiday (end)*Monday April 9, 2018School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)**Friday May 4, 2018School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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mid-term holiday (end)**Monday May 14, 2018School holidays 
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Pentecost (beginning)Friday May 18, 2018School holidays 
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Pentecost**Sunday May 20, 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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Tour de Suisse**Saturday June 9, 2018Sports events 
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summer holiday (beginning)*Friday June 22, 2018School holidays 
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Zermatt Marathon*Saturday July 7, 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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Assumption**Wednesday August 15, 2018Catholic 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 20, 2018School holidays 
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St Joseph's Day -
Tuesday March 19, 2019

Catholic or protestant :


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Thursday March 29, 2018

School holidays : In Romand only


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 9, 2018

School holidays : In Romand only


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday May 4, 2018

School holidays : in Oberwallis (Haut-Valais) only


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.


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday May 14, 2018

School holidays : in Oberwallis (Haut-Valais) only


Pentecost (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

School holidays :


Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Pentecost (end) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

School holidays :


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.


Tour de Suisse -
Saturday June 9, 2018

Sports events : Lasts 1 week - www.tourdesuisse.ch/ June 9, 2018-1. Stage: Frauenfeld/Frauenfeld
June 10, 2018-2. Stage: Frauenfeld/Frauenfeld
June11, 2018-3. Stage: Oberstammheim/Gansingen
June 12, 2018-4. Stage: Gansingen/Gstaad
June 13, 2018-5. Stage: Gstaad/Leukerbad
June 14, 2018-6. StageFiesch/Gommiswald
June 15, 2018-7. Stage: Eschenbach/Atzmännig-Arosa
June 16, 2018-8. Stage! Bellinzona/Bellinzona
June 17, 2018-9. Stage: Bellinzona/Bellinzona 2018 edition confirmed


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 22, 2018

School holidays : On week later in Oberwallis (Haut-Valais)


Zermatt Marathon -
Saturday July 7, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.zermattmarathon.ch/ 2018 edition confirmed
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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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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


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 20, 2018

School holidays :