Bern, 23 June 2022 (TDI): Jura Independence Day is a public holiday in the Swiss Canton of Jura and it takes place on 23 June. On this day schools, banks and businesses are not open.

History of the Day

Jura was a sovereign state within the Holy Roman Empire. After 800 years of being a sovereign state, Jura turned toward the Swiss Confederation.

It became part of the Canton of Bern in 1815. On the other side, Bern was a Protestant, German-speaking region. This was not a partnership for the Catholic, French-speaking inhabitants of Jura.

After that, separatist rumblings started to grow in the late 1940s. Furthermore, in 1978, the Swiss people voted in favor of Jura seceding from Bern.

It led to the formation of Switzerland’s newest Canton (Jura) in 1974. Jura duly joined the Swiss Confederation. It became the 26th Swiss Canton.

Jura Independence Day/Fête d’Indépendance

On Jura Independence Day people organize different national and religious events with high enthusiasm. It is celebrated in Switzerland annually on 23 June.

Jura Independence Day in Switzerland is considered among the important events. Moreover, men, women, and children start preparations many days before the event.

Apart from this, people live in different cities and towns so they do special arrangements regarding this day. In addition, religious and cultural harmony can also be seen during the celebrations in Switzerland.

This is the reason that on Jura Independence Day people don’t face any difficulties regarding the observance of events. Additionally, it is an off day for the general population. On this day people spend time with friends and family.

Further, on Jura Independence Day people attend cultural events and festivals and can take part in them. People also enjoy parades and other such events.

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