Some dates


As the Valais is a Roman Catholic canton, public holidays largely correspond to RC religious feasts and holy days.

  • January 1 : New Year’s Day
  • March 19 : St Joseph’s Day
  • end May (date varies) : Ascension Day
  • mid-June (date varies) : Corpus Christi
  • August 1 : Swiss National Day
  • August 15 : Assumption of Our Lady
  • November 1 : All Saints Day
  • December 8 : Immaculate Conception of Our Lady
  • December 25 : Christmas Day


  • Thursday mornings : market at the Place Centrale.
  • February-March (dates vary) : Carnival (feast of the end of winter), 1 week, procession Saturday and Sunday, various entertainments, held in Martigny-Bourg.
  • Wallis week of fight against racism, 14th to 21st of March
  • 5 Continents Festival (end June) , Place Centrale.
  • Foire du Valais (Valaisan Fair) held in CERM for 10 days, all trades represented.
  • Knie Circus : Wednesday and Thursday mid-October, every year.
  • Octodurus Corrida (=running race) : town center, November.
  • Foire du Lard (literally « Bacon Fair ») : first Monday in December, in the Martigny - Bourg old street, big market.
  • Christmas Market : end December, Place Centrale.

In an even year, during the first week in August, a folkloric festival known as the FIFO is held in the CERM, and groups perform on the Place Centrale and on the Place du Bourg.


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