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Name Date Kind
fall holiday (beginning)Friday September 24, 2021School holidays 
fall holiday (end)Monday October 11, 2021School holidays 
All Saints' Day**Monday November 1, 2021Catholic or protestant 
Saint Nicholas*Monday December 6, 2021cards/flowers 
Immaculate Conception*Wednesday December 8, 2021Catholic 
Christmas holiday (beginning)*Friday December 17, 2021School holidays 
Christmas Day*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 
dancing ban*Saturday December 25, 2021Culture 
St Stephen's Day**Sunday December 26, 2021Catholic or protestant 

Fall holiday (beginning) -
Friday September 24, 2021

School holidays :


Fall holiday (end) -
Monday October 11, 2021

School holidays :


All Saints' Day -
Monday November 1, 2021

Catholic or protestant : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. Kriens, Hochwald [Solothurn], St.Gallen


Saint Nicholas -
Monday December 6, 2021

cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.


Immaculate Conception -
Wednesday December 8, 2021

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


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021

School holidays : High school


Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

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


Dancing ban -
Saturday December 25, 2021

Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes


St Stephen's Day -
Sunday December 26, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Christian remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.