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Catholic or protestant: religious celerations and observances

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Ash Wednesday**Sunday March 1, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Optional holiday (half-day)*Sunday March 1, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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National Protestant & Evangelical Churches dayThursday March 5, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Friday March 6, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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St Joseph's Day**Thursday March 19, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Customary holiday*Sunday March 22, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Maundy Thursday*Monday April 13, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Good Friday*Tuesday April 14, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Tuesday April 14, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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EasterThursday April 16, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Friday April 17, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Friday April 17, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Civil Servants holiday*Friday April 24, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday March 1, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence. In Galicia, Spain, only in the city of Pontevedra. In some Caribbean islands, marks the Carnival period.


Optional holiday (half-day) -
Wednesday March 1, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Ash Wednesday


National Protestant & Evangelical Churches day -
Monday March 5, 2018

Catholic or protestant :


Regional holiday -
Monday March 6, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Please check with www.fasnachts-comite.ch (in German) for a list of numerous festivities. in Basel only It all begins with what is known as the Morgestraich. At exactly 4 a.m., all the lights in the city center go off. Out of the pitch darkness, the sound of drums and piccolos waft through the cold night air. Closer and closer it comes, and a faint light glows in the distance. Suddenly, there they are, coming from all directions, the musicians and marchers of the city’s Fasnacht cliques. Each wears a masks. Some have small lamps on their heads. They carry painted lanterns that mock things that happend during the past year.


St Joseph's Day -
Monday March 19, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Only in Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Nidwalden, Ticino and Wallis


Customary holiday -
Wednesday March 22, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 13, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).


Good Friday -
Friday April 14, 2017

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Optional holiday -
Friday April 14, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Good Friday


Easter -
Sunday April 16, 2017

Catholic or protestant :


Easter Monday -
Monday April 17, 2017

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.


Regional holiday -
Monday April 17, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday In Edinburg only


Civil Servants holiday -
Monday April 24, 2017

Catholic or protestant : St George's Day