2005 in Switzerland

2005 in Switzerland

:"See also:" 2004 in Switzerland, other events of 2005, 2006 in Switzerland, Public holidays in Switzerland


Public holidays in one or several cantons of Switzerland are marked (¹).


*January 1: New Year's Day¹
*January 2: Berchtoldstag¹
*January 6: Epiphany¹
*January 13: Silvesterkläuse in Urnäsch, custom on New Year's Eve according to the Julian calendar.
*January 14-16: Lauberhorn Alpine Skiing World Cup race in Wengen: Michael Walchhofer finished first.
*January 24-30: 40th Solothurn Film Festival [http://www.solothurnerfilmtage.ch]
*January 26-30: World Economic Forum in Davos [http://www.weforum.org]



cheduled events

(As of February 2 2005)


*February 3-8: Fasnacht in Lucerne, carnival [http://www.lfk.ch]
*February 5: L'Hom Strom custom in Scuol
*February 14-16: Fasnacht in Basel, carnival [http://www.fasnacht.ch]
*February 18-27: Muba in Basel [http://www.muba.ch]
*February 27: Sunday for Votes and elections (at least quarterly [http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/pore/va/liste2020.html] ): Federal votes and cantonal elections for parliaments of AG and SO, executive of AR, NW, LU, SO, ZH.
*February 28-March 18: Federal Parliament spring session


*March 1: Chalandamarz custom in Engadin and other parts of the Grisons
*March 1: Proclamation of the Republic¹ in Neuchâtel
*March 3-13: International Motor Show in Geneva [http://www.salon-auto.ch/en/salon_2005/]
*March 9-13: Alpine Skiing World Cup races in Lenzerheide
*March 13: 37th Engadin Skimarathon
*March 19: Saint Joseph's Day¹
*March 25: Good Friday¹
*March 27: Easter Sunday¹
*March 28: Easter Monday¹


*April 7: Näfelser Fahrt¹ in the Canton of Glarus, commemoration of the Battle of Näfels (1388)
*April 10: Election for cantonal parliament and executive in Neuchâtel
*April 18: Sechseläuten¹ in Zürich [http://www.sechselaeuten.ch]
*April 18-22: Federal Parliament special session
*April 24: cantonal Landsgemeinde in Appenzell


*May 1: May Day¹
*May 1: cantonal Landsgemeinde in Glarus
*May 5: Ascension Day¹
*May 5: Banntag custom in the canton of Basel-Country
*May 15: Pentecost¹
*May 16: Whit Monday¹
*May 16: Football Cup final in Basel
*May 24-27: Orbit and Internet Expo in Basel [http://www.orbit-iex.ch]
*May 26: Corpus Christi¹
*May 30-June 17: Federal Parliament summer session


*June 5: Sunday for votes and elections
*June 11-19: Tour de Suisse cycling competition [http://www.tds.ch]
*June 15-20: Art Basel, art fair in Basel
*June 17-19: 26th Eidgenössisches Jodlerfest in Aarau [http://www.jodlerfest2005.ch]
*June 20-July 17: Eidgenössisches Schützenfest in Frauenfeld [http://www.frauenfeld05.ch]
*June 23: Jura Independence Day¹
*June 29: St. Peter and Paul¹ in Ticino


*July 1-16: 39th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux [http://www.montreuxjazz.com]
*July 9: Commemoration of the Battle of Sempach (1386) in Lucerne


*New year for schools/universities 2005/2006
*August 1: Swiss National Day¹
*August 3-13: 58th Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno [http://istituzionale.pardo.ch/istituzionale/welcome.jsp?lang=e]
*August 15: Assumption of Mary¹
*August 19-20: St.Galler Fäscht


*September 8: Jeûne genevois¹ in Geneva
*September 10-11: European Heritage Days (Journées du patrimoine)
*September 10-12: Knabenschiessen¹ in Zürich [http://www.knabenschiessen.ch]
*September 18: Eidgenössischer Dank-, Buss- und Bettag; Jeûne fédéral (federal day of fasting)¹
*September 19: Monday afterwards (Lundi du Jeûne)¹ in Neuchâtel and Vaud
*September 19-October 7: Federal Parliament autumn session
*September 21-23: 4th Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology conference in Geneva [http://www.siit2005.org]
*September 23-25: 80th Fête des Vendanges in Neuchâtel, vintage festival [http://www.fete-des-vendanges.ch]
*September 25: Sunday for votes and elections
*September 25: St. Nikolaus of Flüe¹ in Obwalden


*October 13-23: Olma in St. Gallen [http://www.olma.ch]


*November 1: All Saints¹
*November 11: Gansabhauet in Sursee, local Saint Martin's Day custom
*November 15: Commemoration of the Battle of Morgarten (1315) in Zug and Schwyz
*November 27: Sunday for votes and elections
*November 28-December 16: Federal Parliament winter session
*November 28: Zibelemärit in Berne


*December 5: Klausjagen in Küssnacht
*December 7: Election of the President of the Confederation for 2006 by the Federal Parliament
*December 8: Immaculate Conception¹
*December 10-11: Escalade (1602) commemoration in Geneva [http://www.escalade.ch]
*December 25: Christmas¹
*December 26: St. Stephen's Day¹
*December: Spengler Cup in Davos, ice hockey tournament
*December 31: Restoration of the Republic¹ in Geneva


See: List of 2005 office-holders in Switzerland


*Swiss Award 2004:
**Swiss of the Year: Lotti Latrous
**Culture: Bruno Ganz
**Economy: Beatrice Weder di Mauro
**Entertainment: Mia Aegerter
**Politics: Jean Ziegler
**Society: Ruedi Lüthy
**Sports: Marcel Fischer
*Swiss Film Prize 2005 (Schweizer Filmpreis/Prix du cinéma suisse)
**Fiction: "Tout un hiver sans feu" by Greg Zglinski
**Documentary: "Accordion Tribe" by Stefan Schwietert
**Short film: "Chyenne" by Alexander Meier
**Animation film: "Un'altra città" by Carlo Ippolito
**Performance in a leading role: Roeland Wiesnekker in "Strähl" by Manuel Flurin Hendry
**Performance in a supporting role: Johanna Bantzer in "Strähl"
**Special Jury Prize: Filip Zumbrunn for camera and light in "Strähl"
*Innerschweizer Kulturpreis 2005: Martin Stadler
*Schweizer KleinKunstPreis 2005: Gardi Hutter
*Wakker Prize 2005: SBB-CFF-FFS

"See also:" 2004 in Switzerland#Awards


*January 1?: Walter Tschudi, 71, athlete (decathlon) Swiss sportsperson of the Year 1957
*January 2: Kurt Eichenberger, 83, jurist, professor at the University of Basel
*January 5: Arthur Alder-Götti, 73, musician, longtime member of Original Streichmusik Alder
*January 6: Jürg von Känel, 53, climber, mountain guide, writer of guide book
*January 7: Ernst Deubelbeiss, 84, convicted of the murder of Armin Bannwart in 1951.
*January 7: Hans Walder, 84, Prosecutor General of the Swiss Confederation (1968-1973)
*January: Valeska Lindtberg-Hirsch, 94, pianist, widow of Leopold Lindtberg
*January 11: Walter J. Ammann, 88, SF DRS pioneer (1953-1980), television director
*January 14: Georges Piroué, 85, writer born in La Chaux-de-Fonds
*January 17: Daniel Zufferey, 35, author
*January 21: Carl Schlettwein, 79, founder of "Basler Afrika Bibliographien"
*January 24: Dölf Preisig, 64, Schweizer Illustrierte photographer
*January: Marcel H. Keiser, 64?, journalist
*January 29: Ephraim Kishon, 80, satirist, writer, film director
*January: Donato Müller, 70, footballer (Grasshopper-Club Zürich)
*February 1: Werner Arnold, 74, cyclist well-known in the 1950s
*February 3: David Hönigsberg, 45, composer, music teacher and conductor
*February 9: Hanno Helbling, 74, journalist, former "NZZ Feuilleton" editor
*February 15: João Filipe Martins, 62, Angolan diplomat in Geneva
*February 16: Marcello Viotti, 50, conductor
*February 17: Harald Szeemann, 71, curator and art historian

"See also:" deaths in 2005, 2004 in Switzerland#Deaths, list of Swiss people.

External links

* (Public holidays in Switzerland)
* [http://www.sport2005.ch Sport 2005]

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