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Switzerland (Geneva) : 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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday February 11, 2022Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday February 19, 2022Event CANCELLEDTradeshows
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Saturday February 19, 2022Salon International de l'Auto & AccessoiresTradeshows
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Monday February 21, 2022Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday March 16, 2022Salon International des Inventions, des Techniques et Produits nouveauxTradeshows
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Wednesday April 13, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday April 27, 2022Salon du LivreTradeshows
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Sunday May 1, 2022Le FeuilluEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday May 14, 2022Marathon de GenèveSports events
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Monday May 16, 2022Geneva OpenSports events
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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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Sunday June 5, 2022PentecostCatholic or protestant
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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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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Www.ge.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
University of Geneva ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #98/Shanghai #53

Dates confirmed till Sep 2023

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Sports holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 11, 2022
School holidays :

Event CANCELLED

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Saturday February 19, 2022
Tradeshows :

Salon International de l'Auto & Accessoires

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Saturday February 19, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.salon-auto.ch lasts 10 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Sports holiday (end)

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Monday February 21, 2022
School holidays :

Salon International des Inventions, des Techniques et Produits nouveaux

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Wednesday March 16, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - www.inventions-geneva.ch/ 2022 edition confirmed

Spring holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday April 13, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Spring holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
School holidays :

Salon du Livre

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Wednesday April 27, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.salondulivre.ch lasts 1 week 2022 edition confirmed

Le Feuillu

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Culture : Le Feuillu, also formerly written Folliu , Folhiu or Foeillu , is a festival linked to the ancient tradition of May quests spread throughout Europe. It can also be compared to the Fête du Fou (the crazy being derived from fagus, beech) as well as to that of Maïentzets or that of the May tree. This festival was originally a pagan-type peasant rite, probably of Celtic origin, the aim of which is to celebrate the return of spring. In the 16th century, Calvin had it banned in the Geneva communes. [Wikipedia]

Marathon de Genève

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Saturday May 14, 2022
Sports events : Www.harmonygenevemarathon.com 2022 edition confirmed

Geneva Open

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Monday May 16, 2022
Sports events : Tennis cup www.atpworldtour.com 2022 edition confirmed

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
School holidays :

Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Pentecost

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

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
School holidays :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :