Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Complaints corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 30.04.2021, 18:52
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 5,168
Groaned at 290 Times in 207 Posts
Thanked 10,930 Times in 4,111 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: shops closed on 1st May

Quote:
View Post
Just a reminder!
Thank you so much for the reminder! I had been planning to go to the store tomorrow but completely forgot that tomorrow is May 1st and so the stores will be closed here (canton Zurich / village Greifensee). So I just threw on my coat and boogied up to the store before it closed.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Pancakes for this useful post:
  #42  
Old 30.04.2021, 19:19
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: shops closed on 1st May

Quote:
View Post
Just a reminder!
We planned to have two couples over for dinner tomorrow and I was hiking on Wednesday when someone reminded me that stores were closed Saturday

Did all of the shopping today; just hope I didn't forget anything.

Also, hope I manage to prepare something edible given my pastry fiasco earlier this week!

To hedge my bets, I bought plenty of wine in case I need to make up for the cuisine
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #43  
Old 30.04.2021, 19:41
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Up there over the fog
Posts: 3,498
Groaned at 411 Times in 307 Posts
Thanked 3,590 Times in 1,859 Posts
JackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: shops closed on 1st May

here in the countryside, the small village shops always make sure one of them is opened, come what may- brilliant.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank JackieH for this useful post:
  #44  
Old 30.04.2021, 21:15
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 661
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 887 Times in 361 Posts
eairicbloodaxe has a reputation beyond reputeeairicbloodaxe has a reputation beyond reputeeairicbloodaxe has a reputation beyond reputeeairicbloodaxe has a reputation beyond reputeeairicbloodaxe has a reputation beyond repute
Re: shops closed on 1st May

My first weekend back here after 3 months locked down in the UK... boy did I pick a good one!


Had a whole day of shopping planned tomorrow (looking for a specific item) and colleagues coming for dinner on Sunday.


Instead, hurry home from work and fight my way through the crowds at Sihlcity Coop.


Almost no beer left on the shelves by ten to 8 this evening!*


Regards




Ian


* No, it wasn't me bought it all.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank eairicbloodaxe for this useful post:
  #45  
Old 30.04.2021, 21:31
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Berne
Posts: 102
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 28 Times in 20 Posts
graham has no particular reputation at present
Re: shops closed on 1st May

The festival of Walpurgis Night is named after the English Christian missionary Saint Walpurga (c. 710–777/9). The daughter of Saint Richard the Pilgrim and sister of Saint Willibald, Saint Walpurga was born in Devon, England in A.D. 710. Born into a prominent Anglo-Saxon family, Saint Walpurga studied medicine and became a Christian missionary to Germany, where she founded a monastery in Heidenheim. Christian artwork often depicts her holding bandages in her hand.

As a result of Saint Walpurga's evangelism in Germany, the people there converted to Christianity from heathenism. In addition, "the monastery became an education center and a center of culture'". Saint Walpurga was also known to repel the effects of witchcraft.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walpurgis_Night
__________________
networker in Berne
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01.05.2021, 08:55
Geminder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Dark Side
Posts: 221
Groaned at 11 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 104 Times in 60 Posts
Geminder has annoyed a few people around hereGeminder has annoyed a few people around hereGeminder has annoyed a few people around here
Re: shops closed on 1st May

Shops in Soloturn Argau Schwyz seem to be open.
Just google any major supermarket and a town to view the opening hours in the google summary.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01.05.2021, 09:04
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,516
Groaned at 2,578 Times in 1,840 Posts
Thanked 39,650 Times in 18,688 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: shops closed on 1st May

Quote:
View Post
Shops in Soloturn Argau Schwyz seem to be open.
Just google any major supermarket and a town to view the opening hours in the google summary.
Most cantons, actually.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01.05.2021, 09:48
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: shops closed on 1st May

In case you don't already know it, this side is useful to see which holiday will be valid where. Covers all of Europe and goes down to canton and even gemeinde level where that is relevant.

https://www.feiertagskalender.ch/
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #49  
Old 01.05.2021, 16:49
NotAllThere's Avatar
Modulo 2
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 15,045
Groaned at 307 Times in 263 Posts
Thanked 23,225 Times in 9,432 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: shops closed on 1st May

Quote:
View Post
Most cantons, actually.

Tom
Quote:
In case you don't already know it, this side is useful to see which holiday will be valid where. Covers all of Europe and goes down to canton and even gemeinde level where that is relevant.

https://www.feiertagskalender.ch/
Yep, just checked. BL, BS, SH, JU, ZH, NE, TH, TI and some Gemeinde/Bezirk in SO and other Kantons. So if you live near Basel or Zürich - we've found another use for AG!
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 01.05.2021, 18:00
robBob's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,254
Groaned at 66 Times in 51 Posts
Thanked 3,224 Times in 1,717 Posts
robBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: shops closed on 1st May

Quote:
View Post
Thank you so much for the reminder! I had been planning to go to the store tomorrow but completely forgot that tomorrow is May 1st and so the stores will be closed here (canton Zurich / village Greifensee). So I just threw on my coat and boogied up to the store before it closed.
No problem.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Potential issues on May 1st adnanh Daily life 8 12.03.2014 21:07
What to do on 1st May New_in_Zurich Travel/day trips/free time 19 30.04.2013 19:08
Geneva : Tour de Romandie on the 1st May Bertrand - Geneva Travel/day trips/free time 1 28.04.2011 09:55
Fronleichnam: Shops in Baden closed, shops in Brugg open Mrs. Doolittle Other/general 0 11.06.2009 13:08
A day trip [somewhere - because I went to work on May 1st!] k3vi0 Travel/day trips/free time 12 02.05.2008 09:24


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0