Immaculate Conception Day in Switzerland in 2019

Immaculate Conception Day in Switzerland in 2019
  How long until Immaculate Conception Day?
This holiday next takes place in 76 days.
  Dates of Immaculate Conception Day in Switzerland
2021 Dec 8
AargauWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugWed, Dec 8Regional Holiday
2020 Dec 8
AargauTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
2019 Dec 8
AargauSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
2018 Dec 8
AargauSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
2017 Dec 8
AargauFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
  Summary
It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life
  Local name
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  Immaculate Conception Day in other countries
Immaculate Conception Day internationally
  Which regions observe Immaculate Conception Day in 2019?
Aargau  AargauDec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell Innerrhoden  Appenzell InnerrhodenDec 8Regional Holiday
Fribourg  FribourgDec 8Regional Holiday
Graubünden  GraubündenDec 8Regional Holiday
Lucerne  LucerneDec 8Regional Holiday
Nidwalden  NidwaldenDec 8Regional Holiday
Obwalden  ObwaldenDec 8Regional Holiday
Schwyz  SchwyzDec 8Regional Holiday
Solothurn  SolothurnDec 8Regional Holiday
Ticino  TicinoDec 8Regional Holiday
Uri  UriDec 8Regional Holiday
Valais  ValaisDec 8Regional Holiday
Zug  ZugDec 8Regional Holiday

Immaculate Conception Day in Switzerland

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a public holiday in the following regions of Switzerland: Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Solothurn, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri, Valais and Zug.

When is Immaculate Conception?

On December 8th, many countries including Argentina, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with a public holiday.

In the Philippines in 2017, President Duterte signed a law that declared the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th as a national holiday in recognition of the Filipinos’ strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This has now become a special working day.

History of Immaculate Conception

It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life.

For Roman Catholics, it is observed as a day of obligation with required church attendance.

The Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation whose meaning is often confused.

By the sounds of it, one would think we would celebrate the day Jesus was conceived. On the contrary, it is the day that the Blessed Mother Mary was conceived. 

Mary's mother was St. Anne and her father was Joachim. While they are not mentioned in the bible, their names appear in some very early Christian texts. Anne and Joachim had been a childless couple until an angel appeared telling Anne that she would give birth to a child that the world would honour. Anne became a saint as she offered her child to god's service.

This day has been celebrated since at least the eighth century, but the idea that the word immaculate means that Mary was born without original sin divided many theological scholars over the centuries. It wasn't until 1854 that the argument was decided when Pope Pious IX proclaimed this belief to be an essential dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.

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