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Parking meter and holidays

There is a parking with a meter near my place, which has the operating hours between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday - Friday. My question is: how should I treat May 1st, which is Friday? Is parking free there or not?
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Old 21.04.2015, 16:58
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Re: Parking meter and holidays

what does it say about Feiertagen? It might be listed next to Sontag.
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Old 21.04.2015, 18:45
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Re: Parking meter and holidays

May 1st is considered what the Brits call a "bank holiday", so you don't have to pay.
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Old 21.04.2015, 19:25
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May 1st is considered what the Brits call a "bank holiday", so you don't have to pay.
It depends where you live. It's not a "bank holiday" in every canton and will be a normal working day in those which don't observe it.
It had only recently become a "bank holiday" in Neuchâtel and still isn't in Bern.
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It depends where you live. It's not a "bank holiday" in every canton and will be a normal working day in those which don't observe it.
It had only recently become a "bank holiday" in Neuchâtel and still isn't in Bern.
It's a normal working day in Geneva as well.... I've got a doctor's appointment!

It's normally accepted/tolerated here that government employees (teachers for example) take the day off.... but only if they attend the May Day march through town in the morning.
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Old 21.04.2015, 21:19
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You're in luck for May 1 in Zurich. It is a holiday. Not so much in Zug.
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Old 21.04.2015, 23:00
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There is a parking with a meter near my place, which has the operating hours between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday - Friday. My question is: how should I treat May 1st, which is Friday? Is parking free there or not?
I wouldn't leave a car parked in Zurich on May 1st...
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Re: Parking meter and holidays

I live in Zürich, it's in my profile, I thought you will see it .

The thing is, it does not say anything about holidays:


My friends are coming to town for 1-3.05 and I told them they will have a free parking spot, but now I am not so sure
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Old 22.04.2015, 10:22
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Re: Parking meter and holidays

I don't think there's a law covering this, as the basic law is that you can't park except where marked and within the rules on the sign.

Normally it's pretty clear regarding holidays, typically "Sonn- und Feiertage" so safest to assume it isn't free in this case.
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Old 22.04.2015, 10:34
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Re: Parking meter and holidays

Perhaps the parking officials will be having a day off.
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Re: Parking meter and holidays

Just my 2¢:
It should be free. But if you doubt it, just put in 50 Rappen and see what time will be displayed.

That makes a total of 52¢
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Just my 2¢:
It should be free. But if you doubt it, just put in 50 Rappen and see what time will be displayed.

That makes a total of 52¢
That is a brilliant idea! As I don't have a car, I've never used a meter before. Thanks a million!
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