Söndag 1 Januari, 2017
Sekulär semester : In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again establis
Måndag 2 Januari, 2017
Sekulär semester : Only in Zurich, Bern, Luzern, Glarus, Zug, Freiburg, Solothurn, Schaffhau, Aarhau, Thurgau, Waadt. Also concerns Neuenburg and Jura if New Year fell on a Sunday
Jullov (slut) -
Torsdag 5 Januari, 2017
Skollovens (vänligen dubbelkontrollera) : Http://www.zg.ch updated July 2015 - confirmed till Aug 2020
Saint Nicholas -
Onsdag 6 December, 2017
Vykort/Blommor : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.
Den obefläckade avlelsen -
Fredag 8 December, 2017
Katolska : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.
Jullov (början) -
Tisdag 20 December, 2016
Skollovens (vänligen dubbelkontrollera) :
Söndag 25 December, 2016
Katolska och protestantiska : 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
Sankt Stefans dag -
Måndag 26 December, 2016
Katolska och protestantiska : Christian remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.