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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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Fasnacht**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*Monday March 23, 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 -
Sunday March 5, 2017

Catholic or protestant :


Fasnacht -
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 -
Sunday March 19, 2017

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


Customary holiday -
Thursday March 23, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent