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Re: May Day Holiday in Zurich

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Hey all,

May 1st, is it a public holiday throughout the country or just in certain kantons? What about Bern?

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nope, may-day is a regional holiday in Switzerland. The following cantons don't get a day (or several days) off:

Aargau
Appenzell (both)
Bern
Geneva
Glarus
GraubŁnden
Luzern
Neuch‚tel
Nidwalden
Obwalden
Schwiiz
St. Gallen
Uri
Vaud
Wallis
Zug

that's usually because they have other public holidays that the rest of the Cantons don't have. In Aargau, "Berchtoldstag" is a holiday, for example.

Many other European countries don't consider may-day a holdiay. The UK, for example, but also Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands.

regards,

dakis
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