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Switzerland (Bern) : 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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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 17, 2024Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 20, 2024Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday june 24, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday july 5, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday july 15, 2024Allianz Suisse Tennis Open GstaadSports events
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Confederation DayNational Day
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    Monday august 12, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday september 7, 2024Jungfrau MarathonSports events
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    Friday september 27, 2024Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 14, 2024Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday november 25, 2024Onion festivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
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    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    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 13, 2024
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 17, 2024
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    Whit Monday

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    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 21, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : Solennität - Festival dedicated since 1729 to the education community Only in Burgdorf

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 5, 2024
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    Allianz Suisse Tennis Open Gstaad

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    Monday july 15, 2024
    Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Confederation Day

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
    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.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday august 12, 2024
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    Jungfrau Marathon

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    Saturday september 7, 2024
    Sports events : Www.jungfrau-marathon.ch/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Fall holiday (beginning)

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    Friday september 27, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fall holiday (end)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
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    Onion festival

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    Monday november 25, 2024
    Culture : Zibelemärit celebrates all things onion - and garlic. Artful wreaths, woven into braids, sometimes mixed with garlic to chase away Evil spirits and all kinds of figures made of onion are there for the taking. Sugar onion wreaths are wrapped around the neck like Hawaiian Leis. www.swiss-switzerland.com