Switzerland calendar 2013

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Switzerland calendar

Switzerland may be neutral territory, but travelers are not spared the inconvenience (or fun, if you look at it that way) of holidays when they do visit the country and find that government offices or some tourist facilities are closed. To prepare, take a look at this Switzerland calendar 2013 and brace yourself for an adventure in the land of the ‘Swiss Miss.’

 

New Year – Because the Swiss also  follow the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Day is as celebrated here as in other parts of the world that uses the same standard.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

 

Berchtoldstag

St. Berchtold’s Day – A Germanic holiday (celebrated on Swiss cantons that are near the German border) that celebrates the folkloric goddess of animals and the hunt, Perchta.

2 January 2013

 

Republic Day – This day in the Switzerland calendar 2013 marks the celebration of the founding of Switzerland as a republic by Frederick William IV of Prussia. Although called a ‘Republic Day,” this date is only widely commemorated in Neuchatel (a canton in Switzerland).

Friday, 1 March 2013

 

Good Friday – In the Christendom, Good Friday commemorates the death of the Savior in the cross.

Friday, 29 March 2013

 

Easter Monday – This day is commonly a family day when Easter egg hunts are celebrated instead on the day of Easter itself.

Monday, 1 April 2013

 

Sechseläuten or Sächsilüüte

Spring Festival – Switzerland celebrates the end of winter on the third Monday of April by burning an effigy called ‘Böög’ which represents the cold months.

Monday, 15 April 2013

 

Labor Day – The Swiss, like all other industrialized countries in the world, honor the contribution of the laborers and workers to the advancement of the economy and of the society in general.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

 

Lundi de Pentecôte

Whit Monday – The Monday after Pentecost. Similarly, this is a national holiday in the Switzerland calendar 2013. This is the day that many Christians believe the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples of Christ.

Monday, 20 May 2013

 

Toussaint

All Saints’ Day – The Western regard for the departed may not be as spiritually deep as that of the east, as this religious holiday has somewhat evolved into a secular celebration. Nonetheless, this is the time when families remember their departed.

Friday, 1 November 2013

 

Schweizer Bundesfeier or Fête nationale Suisse

Swiss National Day – This day celebrates the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy in 1889.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

 

Assomption

Assumption of Mary – Many Christians believe that Mary, the Mother of God, ascended to heaven in her body and spirit.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

 

Knabenschiessen

King of Marksmen day – This is a Swiss observance (hence, offices may be open but office hours may be shortened) that celebrates the sharpest (male and, since 1991, female) shooter aged 13-17. This day is usually celebrated before the Genevan fast.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

 

Jeune Genevois

Genevan Fast – This day commemorates the 15th century tradition of fasting in observance of famines, plagues and wars and only celebrated in the canton of Geneva.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

 

Noel

Christmas Eve and Day – Christians celebrate the birth of their savior on this day in the Switzerland 2013, in the same way that all other religious denominations in the world celebrate the birth of important people in their faith.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

 

Have a Happy Switzerland Holidays in 2013. .!!

 

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