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Switzerland (Obwalden - Engelberg) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

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full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Switzerland (Obwalden - Engelberg)



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New Year's Day**Thursday January 1, 2015Secular holiday 
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Berchtoldstag**Friday January 2, 2015Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Thursday January 8, 2015School holidays 
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Saint Nicholas*Sunday December 6, 2015cards/flowers 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Tuesday December 22, 2015School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Friday December 25, 2015Catholic 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 : Www.ow.ch
official calendar gazetted by the Canton
study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 506
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required
confirmed till June 2018


Saint Nicholas -
Thursday December 6, 2018

cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.


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