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Name Date Kind
Assumption**Sunday August 15, 2021Catholic 
summer holiday (end)Monday August 16, 2021School holidays 
St Nicolas de Flüe's Day*Saturday September 25, 2021Secular holiday 
Brother Klaus festival*Saturday September 25, 2021Culture 
fall holiday (beginning)Friday October 1, 2021School holidays 
fall holiday (end)Monday October 25, 2021School holidays 
All Saints' Day**Monday November 1, 2021Catholic or protestant 

Confederation Day -
Monday August 1, 2022

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.


Dancing ban -
Monday August 1, 2022

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


Assumption -
Sunday August 15, 2021

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. In Switzerland: Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Zug, Freiburg, Solothurn, Apenzell Innerrhoden, Aargan, Ticino, Wallis, Jura
In Germany: Bavaria (catholic communities), Saarland


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 16, 2021

School holidays :


St Nicolas de Flüe's Day -
Saturday September 25, 2021

Secular holiday : Nicholas of Flüe (1417-1487) was a farmer from Sachseln and the father of ten children before he decided to go and live as a hermit in the Ranft gorge. During his lifetime he already gained a reputation as a pious and wise man, even as a living saint. His highly valued advice was sought by simple peasants, noblemen, rulers and politicians alike. Not long after the death of Brother Klaus, as he was widely known, the first pilgrimages were made to Sachseln and the Ranft gorge, and the first biographies and accounts of pilgrimages appeared. Following his beatification by the Vatican in 1649, an annual Brother Klaus festival was introduced to mark the anniversary of his death, 21 March. This date soon became – alongside the Einsiedler Engelweihe (Einsiedeln Angels' Blessing) on 14 September – the most important festival of the year. www.lebendige-traditionen.ch


Brother Klaus festival -
Saturday September 25, 2021

Culture : Nicholas of Flüe (1417-1487) was a farmer from Sachseln and the father of ten children before he decided to go and live as a hermit in the Ranft gorge. During his lifetime he already gained a reputation as a pious and wise man, even as a living saint. His highly valued advice was sought by simple peasants, noblemen, rulers and politicians alike. Not long after the death of 'Brother Klaus', as he was widely known, the first pilgrimages were made to Sachseln and the Ranft gorge, and the first biographies and accounts of pilgrimages appeared. Following his beatification by the Vatican in 1649, an annual Brother Klaus festival was introduced to mark the anniversary of his death


Fall holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 1, 2021

School holidays :


Fall holiday (end) -
Monday October 25, 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