Novo Ano -
1 Janeiro, 2017
Feriado secular : In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar.
2 Janeiro, 2017
Feriado secular : A derivation of Middle High German berhttac or berhteltac, which translated the Greek epiphanias [Wikipedia]
Férias de Natal (fim) -
5 Janeiro, 2017
Férias escolares (por favor, verifique) : Http://www.zg.ch issued by the Ministry of Education updated July 2015 - confirmed till Aug 2020
São Nicolau -
6 Dezembro, 2017
Cartões/Flores : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.
Imaculada Conceição -
8 Dezembro, 2017
Católica : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.
Férias de Natal (começo) -
20 Dezembro, 2016
Férias escolares (por favor, verifique) :
25 Dezembro, 2016
Católica ou Protestante : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day
São Etienne -
26 Dezembro, 2016
Católica ou Protestante : Exceto nos cantões de Uri, Appenzell Rhodes Externos, Appenzell Rhodes Internos, Argovia, Vaud, Valais, Neuchâtel, Genebra e Jura