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Switzerland (Schwyz) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Switzerland (Schwyz) : 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



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
Currency: Franc (CHF) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Name Date Kind
New Year's DaySaturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
Epiphany**Thursday January 6, 2022Catholic or protestant 
Christmas holiday (end)**Friday January 7, 2022School holidays 
Regional holiday**Friday January 21, 2022Catholic or protestant 
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)Thursday December 23, 2021School holidays 
Christmas Day*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 
St Stephen's Day**Sunday December 26, 2021Catholic or protestant 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

Secular holiday :


Epiphany -
Thursday January 6, 2022

Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Christmas holiday (end) -
Friday January 7, 2022

School holidays : Www.gemeindeschwyz.ch
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 506
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required
Dates confirmed till June 2024; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Regional holiday -
Friday January 21, 2022

Catholic or protestant : Saint Meinrad in Einsiedeln only


Fall holiday (end) -
Monday October 11, 2021

School holidays : http://www.sz.ch


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) -
Thursday December 23, 2021

School holidays :


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


St Stephen's Day -
Sunday December 26, 2021

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