Public Holidays in Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein, ensconced between Switzerland and Austria, may be one of the world's tiniest nations, but it's cultural richness and historical depth are unparalleled. The principality's public holidays reflect its strong monarchic traditions, Christian heritage, and tight-knit community values. Foremost among its celebrations is National Day (15th August). Coinciding with the Feast of the Assumption, this day takes on a dual significance, merging religious observance with patriotic fervor. Vaduz, the capital, bustles with life as the princely family opens the doors of Vaduz Castle to the public, and citizens unite in the evening for a grand communal meal, followed by fireworks that light up the alpine skyline.
The Christian underpinning of Liechtenstein is further evident in its observance of holidays like Easter and Christmas, where traditions unfold in the backdrop of snow-clad peaks and serene valleys. Easter processions and Christmas markets infuse the air with a blend of reverence and festivity. Another unique celebration is Staatsfeiertag (Corpus Christi), a movable feast observed 60 days after Easter, embodying deep spiritual devotion. The procession, adorned with the Blessed Sacrament, meanders through the picturesque streets, encapsulating the nation's faith. Together, these celebrations in Liechtenstein offer a mosaic of age-old traditions, strong community ties, and a symbiotic relationship between a proud citizenry and their revered monarchy.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Immaculate Conception||December 08||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|St. Stephen's Day||December 26||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany (Three King's Day)||January 06||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Candlemas||February 02||Friday||Public Holiday|
|St Joseph's Day||March 19||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||April 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 09||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 20||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Corpus Christi||May 30||Thursday||Public Holiday|