Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer
|Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer|
|Official name||German: Eidgenössischer Dank-, Buss- und Bettag, French: Jeûne fédéral, Italian: Digiuno federale, Romansh: Rogaziun federala|
|Also called||German: Bettag|
|Observed by||Switzerland, except in the canton of Geneva|
|Date||Third Sunday in September|
|2015 date||September 20|
|2016 date||September 18|
|2017 date||September 17|
|2018 date||September 16|
|Related to||Lundi 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 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.