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Switzerland (Solothurn) - 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 (Solothurn)



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New Year's Day**Sunday January 1, 2017Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Sunday January 1, 2017School holidays 
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Berchtoldstag**Monday January 2, 2017Secular holiday 
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Fasnacht*Friday January 13, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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Immaculate Conception*Friday December 8, 2017Catholic 
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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


Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 1, 2018

School holidays : Www.so.ch
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
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 Dec 2018


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]


Fasnacht -
Saturday January 13, 2018

Culture : Takes plae on the day of Saint Hilarius. The Latin word 'hilaris', meaning cheerful or lively, gives an indication of the joyful celebrations that then follow. 'Hilari' day has marked the beginning of the Fasnacht celebrations since the 17th century, and since 1853 the honour of heralding in Fasnacht on Hilari day has gone to the 'Narrenzunft Honolulu' (Honolulu fool's guild) with their carnival general assembly and subsequent Hilari procession. The head of 'Narrenzunft Honolulu' replaces the mayor, the Rathausgasse's former name of 'Eselsgasse' (donkey lane) is reinstated and Solothurn calls itself Honolulu until Ash Wednesday. www.lebendige-traditionen.ch


Immaculate Conception -
Saturday December 8, 2018

Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 22, 2017

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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.