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Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thursday?

Sorry for the stupid question, but my bank told me that banks will be closed this Thursday (October 2nd) due to Holiday, but I am unable to find any other mention of a holiday on this date.
Are banks closed this Thursday?
Are supermarkets closed this Thursday?

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Old 30.09.2014, 18:28
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

No.

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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

St. Leodegar, City of Lucerne only.

http://www.feiertagskalender.ch/geo....ft_id=36&hl=de
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

Could be a Catholic holiday? If so, then businesses in Germany will be closed too.
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

You can go banking in another canton
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

Thanks. I had the feeling the guy in Bank was wrong.
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

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Sorry for the stupid question, but my bank told me that banks will be closed this Thursday (October 2nd) due to Holiday, but I am unable to find any other mention of a holiday on this date.
Are banks closed this Thursday?
Are supermarkets closed this Thursday?

Thanks you.
I don't live in or around Luzern, so I can't tell you about most supermarkets, but these are opening times for Coop. Click on the various Coops on the left for individual opening times, it looks like some are open and some are closed.

http://www.coop.ch/pb/site/vstinfo/n...pronto&id=2527
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

http://www.luzern.com/en/public-holidays

Yes
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Old 30.09.2014, 18:35
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

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Thanks. I had the feeling the guy in Bank was wrong.
Uh, no, it seems he was correct, at least for the city itself. Did you spot this post?

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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

Friday 3rd October, German holiday, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Unity_Day
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

Thursday is Gandhi Jayanti. Their processing center in India will be closed.
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

Okay, I see. I guess this is more complicated then I thought. Should look at the Kanton level holidays.

Are Supermarkets in Luzern also close on that day then?
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Could be a Catholic holiday? If so, then businesses in Germany will be closed too.
since when is Germany a Catholic country
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

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Like Switzerland there are some catholic and some protestent regions of Germany so consequently there are certain holidays that are observed in some but not in others.
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

Yup!

If you want it to be.

Get urself a bottle on Wednesday night, go for ur life.......and sleep all day on Thursday.

I'll be doing the same!
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?

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Like Belgiunmum says, some areas are what they call "strong" Catholic areas and therefore all the businesses close for those holiday days.

Sometimes I sail into my side of Germany to go shopping - to find every shop shut. This side is a Catholic strong-hold. And on those days Switzerland shopping booms.
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Re: Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thursday?

2nd October appears to be unique to the City of Luzern as St Leodegar is the city's patron saint. The whole of the rest of Switzerland and all neighbouring countries are unaffected.
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2nd October appears to be unique to the City of Luzern as St Leodegar is the city's patron saint. The whole of the rest of Switzerland and all neighbouring countries are unaffected.
Isn't that a horse race?
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Friday 3rd October, German holiday, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Unity_Day
What`s that got to do with it? It`s also national foundation day in South Korea . . let`s throw that in as well.
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