Fête d'Indépendance in Switzerland in 2022

Fête d'Indépendance in Switzerland in 2022

  How long until Fête d'Indépendance?
Fête d'Indépendance
  Dates of Fête d'Indépendance in Switzerland
2023 Jura Fri, Jun 23 Regional Holiday
2022 Jura Thu, Jun 23 Regional Holiday
2021 Jura Wed, Jun 23 Regional Holiday
2020 Jura Tue, Jun 23 Regional Holiday
2019 Jura Sun, Jun 23 Regional Holiday
  Summary

On June 23rd 1974, Jura seceded from Berne becoming the 23rd Canton of Switzerland

When is Fête d'Indépendance?

Fête d'Indépendance (Independence Day) is a regional public holiday held in the Republic and Canton of the Jura on June 23rd each year.

This day celebrates Jura becoming a canton of Switzerland on this date in 1979.

History of Fête d'Indépendance

After 800 years of being a sovereign state within the Holy Roman Empire, Jura turned its gaze towards the Swiss Confederation, becoming part of the Canton of Bern in 1815.

Did you know?

The famous Jurassic period of the geologic timescale is named after the Jura mountains, where limestone strata from the period were first identified

With Bern being a Protestant, German-speaking region, this wasn't a seamless partnership for the Catholic, French-speaking inhabitants of Jura and separatist rumblings started to grow louder in the late 1940s.

In 1978, the Swiss people voted in favour of Jura seceding from Bern. Jura duly joined the Swiss Confederation as the 26th Swiss Canton on June 23rd 1979.

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