Fête d'Indépendance in Jura in 2020

Fête d'Indépendance in Jura in 2020
  How long until Fête d'Indépendance?
This holiday next takes place in 342 days.
  Dates of Fête d'Indépendance in Jura
2021 Wed, Jun 23Regional Holiday
2020 Tue, Jun 23Regional Holiday
2019 Sun, Jun 23Regional Holiday
2018 Sat, Jun 23Regional Holiday
2017 Fri, Jun 23Regional 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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