Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

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Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer
Official nameGerman: Eidgenössischer Dank-, Buss- und Bettag, French: Jeûne fédéral, Italian: Digiuno federale, Romansh: Rogaziun federala
Also calledGerman: Bettag
Observed bySwitzerland, except in the canton of Geneva
DateThird Sunday in September
2017 dateSeptember 17  (2017-09-17)
2018 dateSeptember 16  (2018-09-16)
2019 dateSeptember 15  (2019-09-15)
2020 dateSeptember 20  (2020-09-20)
Frequencyannual
Related toLundi du Jeûne fédéral, Jeûne genevois

The Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (German: Eidgenössischer Dank-, Buss- und Bettag, French: Jeûne fédéral, Italian: Digiuno federale) is a public holiday in Switzerland. It is an interfaith feast observed by Roman Catholic dioceses, the Old Catholic Church, the Jewish and Muslim congregations and the Reformed church bodies as well as other Christian denominations.

It is celebrated on the third Sunday in September. In the Canton of Geneva another comparable feast, the Jeûne genevois, is celebrated.

The subsequent Monday (Lundi du Jeûne) is a public holiday in the canton of Vaud and unofficial holiday in the canton of Neuchâtel.

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