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Switzerland (Nidwalden) : 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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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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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus CristiCatholic
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Friday July 8, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday August 1, 2022Confederation DayNational Day
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Monday August 29, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday September 30, 2022Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday October 17, 2022Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday December 6, 2022Saint Nicholascards/flowers
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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Dancing banEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
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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
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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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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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Monday August 29, 2022
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Fall holiday (beginning)

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Friday September 30, 2022
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Fall holiday (end)

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Monday October 17, 2022
School holidays :

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

Saint Nicholas

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Tuesday December 6, 2022
cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.

Immaculate Conception

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.

Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
School holidays : High school

Dancing ban

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Culture : This ban applies to all major religious celebrations, but does not apply in homes

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
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

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Christian remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.