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is today a holiday everywhere?

Today is a holiday where I work, but the village shop is open where I live. (Both in Kanton Aargau). Anyone in Baden or Zurich who can tell me if it is a holiday there?...might go do some shopping if not
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:52
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

Catholic cantons (Solothurn, Aargau, Fribourg etc) have a holiday today, All Saints Day. Is your village Protestant?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_...in_Switzerland

Only about 46 shopping days before Christmas, (Usually the 4 Sundays before Christmas are declared shopping days)
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:52
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

Apparently not ! My husband works in Zurich, and today is a day just like another.... a working day !
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

Nope. Zürich is working today.

Which sucks if you live in a Kanton which is on holiday (and have a girlfriend at home reminding you of that by email every 5 minutes)
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

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Catholic cantons (Solothurn, Aargau, Fribourg etc) have a holiday today, All Saints Day. Is your village Protestant?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_...in_Switzerland

Only 46 shopping days before Christmas, (Usually the 4 Sundays before Christmas are declared shopping days)
Bloody hell why can't I be in a Katholic Kanton? Oh but then it would be like Sunday and I'd be bored. Nevermind.
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

Thanks all! I guess my village must be Protestant, I'll wander into the church to see if I can work it out (though since I don't pay church tax, I might be struck by an invoice as I cross the threshold).

Right...off to Zurich it is
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:12
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

Nope. Holiday in Catholic Fribourg (where I live), working day in Protestant Bern (where I work)
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:14
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

I have done nothing to deserve the "saintly title" in living memory, so for my sins, I will slave away at the anvil tending my time.
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:20
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

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Catholic cantons (Solothurn, Aargau, Fribourg etc) have a holiday today, All Saints Day. Is your village Protestant?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_...in_Switzerland

Only about 46 shopping days before Christmas, (Usually the 4 Sundays before Christmas are declared shopping days)
It isn't a holiday where I'm working - and no I've not turned up at the office, and am now wondering where everybody else is - other people are here. (Mind you, I have done that before - Damned Swiss holidays)
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Old 01.11.2011, 12:06
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It isn't a holiday where I'm working - and no I've not turned up at the office, and am now wondering where everybody else is - other people are here. (Mind you, I have done that before - Damned Swiss holidays)
So far as I know it is also a holiday in France & Germany so do not plan cross border shopping.
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Old 01.11.2011, 12:15
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

No idea about Geneva. Havent been out of the flat yet
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No idea about Geneva. Havent been out of the flat yet
Doubt it. Geneva being the seat of Calvinism an' all.
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No idea about Geneva. Havent been out of the flat yet
Lucky you! I as woken up at 6:15 my baby who didn't switch to winter time, and then spent one hour stuck in traffic...

Normal working day in Vaud!
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

No holiday in Bern
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

It`s a holiday in St. Gallen :-))
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So far as I know it is also a holiday in France & Germany so do not plan cross border shopping.
Italy as well, plus Ticino.

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Old 01.11.2011, 13:39
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Catholic cantons (Solothurn, Aargau, Fribourg etc) have a holiday today, All Saints Day. Is your village Protestant?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_...in_Switzerland

Only about 46 shopping days before Christmas, (Usually the 4 Sundays before Christmas are declared shopping days)
We live in Aargau, so I was wondering where hubby went this morning, until I read this.......

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It isn't a holiday where I'm working - and no I've not turned up at the office, and am now wondering where everybody else is - other people are here. (Mind you, I have done that before - Damned Swiss holidays)
That's a relief, was getting worried there!
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Re: is today a holiday everywhere?

Yep holiday in Solothurn for moi, no holiday for my youngling who went to school in Basel. Great methinks, a whole guilt free day off! Forgetting I still had to get up at an ungodly hour to get him ready.

In reality i shoud be sorting the cellar, taking the recycling, posting my medical bills.....

I'm sprawled out on the sofa,watching Carry on Nurse with a mince pie and a coffee!

It's the little things.....
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Today is a holiday where I work, but the village shop is open where I live. (Both in Kanton Aargau). Anyone in Baden or Zurich who can tell me if it is a holiday there?...might go do some shopping if not
It was a holiday in Catholic areas. Cantons like Aargau, St. Gallen and Graubünden are "mixed" ones and so, things depended on exact location.

Zürich of course did not have a holiday but quite to the contrary a good business day as people from Inner Switzerland and from neighbouring Germany get to Zurich for shopping.
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