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as of October 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Switzerland public holidays,
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Below is this list of Switzerland public holidays news and updates.
Switzerland Mulls December 8 Neuchâtel Public Holiday
Cantonal Council of Schwyz (Berne) - A member of the legislative assembly of the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel, Cédric Dupraz, has proposed declaring December 8 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel, to coincide with the annual World Climate Day.
Switzerland March 19 Schwyz Public Holiday Maintained
Cantonal Council of Schwyz (Berne) - The Cantonal Council of Schwyz has voted-down a proposal by the FDP to demote the March 19, Josefstag, annual non-working public holiday from an official non-working public holiday in the Canton of Schwyz, to a simple "public rest day".
Décisions du Conseil fédéral (Berne) - The Conseil fédéral (the Executive Federal Council of Switzerland) has turned-down a proposal by Bern region Green MP, Aline Trede, to declare March 16 as a new annual non-working federal public holiday in Switzerland.
Association suisse des banquiers (Geneva) - The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2015 in Switzerland.
Association suisse des banquiers (Geneva) - The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2014 in Switzerland.
Association suisse des banquiers (Geneva) - The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2013 in Switzerland.
Parlement du Canton du Valais (Sion) - Four members of Switzerland's Valais Parliament, all from the Alliance De Gauche (ADG) party, have introduced a motion to further extend the observance of the May Day non-working public holiday to the Canton of Valais.
Association suisse des banquiers (Geneva) - The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2012 in Switzerland.
Switzerland Bill Would Create Thanksgiving Public Holiday
20 Minutes Online (Bern) - A member of the Swiss Parliament, Ricardo Lumengo, has announced he wants to introduce legislation to create a new annual non-working national public holiday to thank foreigners for their contribution to Switzerland.
Switzerland Asked To Relax Rules For 3 Public Holidays
kipa/apic (Freiburg) - The business council of Switzerland's Canton of Solothurn (Office cantonal des arts et métiers-KGV) has petitioned the region's government to allow stores to open on 3 of the region's specific religious public holidays.
Switzerland Adds Labour Day Public Holiday In Neuchatel Canton
Le Matin (Lausanne) - Switzerland's State Council has decided that, starting in 2010, the Canton of Neuchâtel would observe the May 1st, Labour Day public holiday, currently observed by 9 of Switzerland's 26 Cantons.
Switzerland Keeps May 1st Public Holiday In Zurich Canton
Tages Anzeiger (Zürich) - The Consultative Commission (Kommission des Kantonsrates) of Switzerland's Zürich Canton has rejected an SVP motion to cancel the May 1st public holiday and replace it with a "joker" holiday to be chosen from a shortlist of other possible commemorative dates.
Switzerland's Aargau To Keep Catholic Public Holidays
AZ Online - After protests from its Catholic regions, the government of the Canton of Aargau, has reversed itself on an earlier plan to stop observing the following public holidays: Fronleichnam, All Saints, Assumption and Immaculate Conception, as of January 1, 2008.
Switzerland Public Holidays Constitutional Amendment Rejected
Assemblée fédérale du Parlement suisse (Berne) - The Commission de l'économie et des redevances of Switzerland's Parliament, has rejected by a vote of 16 to 9 the current bill that would have added 6 annual non-working public holidays to Switzerland's Constitution.
Switzerland Public Holidays Could Become Constitutional
Assemblée fédérale du Parlement suisse (Berne) - A bill was introduced in the Parliament of Switzerland by parliamentarian Josef Zisyadis to amend the Swiss Constitution by enshrining 6 additional public holidays in the Constitution of Switzerland (inscrire comme jours fériés assimilés au 1er août).
Switzerland Parliament To Consider May 1st National Public Holiday
Die Bundesversammlung (Das Schweizer Parlament) - Parliamentarian Anita Fetz has submitted bill 01.423, Nationaler Feiertag der Arbeit am 1. Mai, that would make May 1st a national public holiday throughout Switzerland.
Assemblée fédérale du Parlement suisse (Berne) - The Swiss government has released a draft constitutional reform which includes the explicit listing in the Swiss constitution, of August 1st as a non-working and paid public holiday (jour chômé payé).