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St Mauritius

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The Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden observes the Roman Catholic feast day of Saint Mauritius as a regional public holiday. Although Saint Mauritius, more commonly known as Saint Maurice, hailed from Egypt according to legend, he became popular in many parts of Europe during the Middle Ages, including in parts of Switzerland.

YearDateDayHolidayCantons
202122 SepWedSt Mauritius AI
202222 SepThuSt Mauritius AI
202322 SepFriSt Mauritius AI
202422 SepSunSt Mauritius AI
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The feast day falls on 22 September each year. It is an off-work and out-of-school day for the people of the two cantons that celebrate it, and local government offices and most businesses will also shut down for the day. The holiday is often referred to simply as Mauritius Day.

Saint Maurice is famous as the reputed leader of the famed Theban Roman Legion. He is thought to have lived in the A.D. 200s. It is said that not only Maurice but all 1,000 of his men were Christians at a time when that was considered dangerous to the empire. His legion was sent from Egypt to Gaul to put down a revolt, but when he and his men refused to slaughter fellow Christians, they were all executed.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHolidayCantons
202022 SepTueSt Mauritius AI
201922 SepSunSt Mauritius AI
201822 SepSatSt Mauritius AI
201722 SepFriSt Mauritius AI