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Switzerland (Luzern) : 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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    Friday February 10, 2023Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 19, 2023St Joseph's DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023St Benedictcards/flowers
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 24, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday May 18, 2023Horse FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday May 28, 2023PentecostCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Friday July 7, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday August 1, 2023Confederation DayNational Day
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023AssumptionCatholic
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    Monday August 21, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sports holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 10, 2023
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    Sports holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
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    St Joseph's Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
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    St Benedict

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Catholic Christian recognition of the father of the The Benedictine Order. It was the first Order of the Western Church Monastic tradition. Patron saint of speleologists. only in Engelberg

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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 10, 2023
    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 24, 2023
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    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
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    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    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.

    Horse Festival

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    Culture : Auffahrtsumritt Beromünster - Riding procession of the Ascension in Beromünster

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Pentecost

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    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 May 30, 2023
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    Corpus Cristi

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
    Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday July 7, 2023
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    Confederation Day

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    Tuesday August 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.

    Assumption

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    Catholic : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday August 21, 2023
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