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Switzerland (Solothurn) : 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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Sunday May 1, 2022EierläsetEvents, celebrations...
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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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Monday June 6, 2022Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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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, 2022Corpus CristiCatholic
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Friday July 8, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday July 26, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 30, 2022Uhuru FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Monday August 1, 2022Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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Monday August 1, 2022Confederation DayNational Day
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Tuesday August 16, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday September 22, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday September 30, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday September 30, 2022Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday October 16, 2022Saint Galluscards/flowers
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Monday October 24, 2022Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday November 16, 2022Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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Eierläset

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Culture : A festival around an egg race, is a long-established spring and fertility custom designed to drive out winter.

Ascension holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
School holidays :

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
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Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Dancing ban

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Monday June 6, 2022
Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes

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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Corpus Cristi

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Thursday June 16, 2022
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 8, 2022
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Regional holiday

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Tuesday July 26, 2022
Secular holiday : St Anna in Balsthal only

Uhuru Festival

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Culture : Lasts 1 week - in Weissenstein www.uhuru.ch 2022 edition CONFIRMED

Dancing ban

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Monday August 1, 2022
Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes

Confederation Day

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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.

Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
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)

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Tuesday August 16, 2022
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Regional holiday

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Thursday September 22, 2022
Secular holiday : Moritzentag in Dornach only)

Regional holiday

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Friday September 30, 2022
Secular holiday : St Victor & St Ursus - St. Ursus was a Roman Legionnaire who had turned to Christianity. He was tortured and then was beheaded. He is associated with St. Maurice and Solothurn. In Solothurn, the chapel of St. Peter stands where St. Ursus died. in Solothurn and Bellach only

Fall holiday (beginning)

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Friday September 30, 2022
School holidays :

Saint Gallus

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Sunday October 16, 2022
cards/flowers : Day of the city's patron. In the city of St. Gall, generally observed. Kriens, Hochwald [Solothurn], St Gallen

Fall holiday (end)

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Monday October 24, 2022
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All Saints' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
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

Dancing ban

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Wednesday November 16, 2022
Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes