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Switzerland (Basel) : 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 next 3 months


Currency: Franc (CHF)
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
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday January 20, 2022Vogel GryffEvents, celebrations...
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Friday February 25, 2022Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday March 7, 2022Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday March 14, 2022Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday March 31, 2022Salon Mondial de l'Horlogerie et de la BijouterieTradeshows
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Friday April 8, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 22, 2022Basel MarathonSports events
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Monday May 30, 2022Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 5, 2022PentecostCatholic or protestant
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday June 16, 2022Art BaselTradeshows
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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 3, 2022
School holidays : Www.baselland.ch
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
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Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
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Dates confirmed till Jan 2026; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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Vogel Gryff

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Thursday January 20, 2022
Culture : At the end of the morning, on January 13, 20 or 27, a raft descends the Rhine with an unusual crew on board: two drums, two flag bearers, two gunners constantly firing salutes and the main character, the Wilde Mann (the savage) who brandishes an uprooted fir tree and hops, his gaze turned towards Petit-Bâle on the right bank of the Rhine. Downstream from the Mittlere Brücke (middle bridge), it is greeted by two other curious individuals: a lion wiggling on two legs and a bird with a large beak.

Sports holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 25, 2022
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Regional holiday

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Monday March 7, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Please check with www.fasnachts-comite.ch (in German) for a list of numerous festivities. 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.

Sports holiday (end)

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Monday March 14, 2022
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Salon Mondial de l'Horlogerie et de la Bijouterie

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Thursday March 31, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.baselworld.com/ lasts 1 week - in Basel - 2022 edition confirmed

Spring holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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.

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

Spring holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
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Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Basel Marathon

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Sunday May 22, 2022
Sports events : Http://www.iwbbaselmarathon.ch/ 2022 edition confirmed

Ascension holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
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Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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.

Ascension holiday (end)

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Monday May 30, 2022
School holidays :

Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Pentecost

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

Pentecost holiday (end)

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Art Basel

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Thursday June 16, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.artbasel.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :