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PHP Holidays Library for Germany, Austria and Switzerland: Get the holiday dates of specific countries

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This class can be used to get the holiday dates of specific countries.

It can parse a XML file and extract the list of holiday dates for specific countries and their states like Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The class can also return the dates of holidays that depend on the year like for instance the date of Easter.

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This class provides some information for federal states of - germany - austria - switzerland ('federal states' -> 'cantons') and the public holidays applicable to the individual federal states. For moving public holidays (not on a fixed date, e.g. Easter), a calculation of the date for any calendar year is included. Since there are sometimes several number ranges per state, the main issue of this class is the relationship between the postcode and the state to which the respective place belongs. This information is often required to determine state-specific regulations (e.g. public holidays, school holidays, laws ...) The class provides a list of all federal states and the corresponding abbreviation. Conversely, a corresponding SQL WHERE condition can be created in order to find all addresses in a database in a particular state. (usually the address data do not contain the correct state information) Since this information normally do not change, an XML file was chosen for data storage, which allows easily access with XPath. 1.Notes to the reverse search of federal state from postcode ------------------------------------------------------------ Since the backward search is based on areas from-to, it does not necessarily mean that the postcode that is being searched for actually exists - the validation of a postcode should be carried out via a database or an appropriate (web) service. Due to the fact that some postcodes in Austria and Switzerland include a cross-federal state area, it is possible that in this case a comma-separated list of the affected federal states (or abbreviations) will be returned as a result. 2. Notes about public holidays ------------------------------------------------------------- 2.a Germany In Germany there are a few public holidays that are only partially valid within a federal state - here you should then query directly via the postcode. 2.b Austria / Switzerland In the case, that a given postcode belongs to multiple states it does not make sense to query the valid public holidays using the postcode, since no clear state can be assigned.
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Files folder imagelib (2 directories)
Accessible without login Plain text file readme.txt Doc. readme
Accessible without login Plain text file StatesInfoTestAT.php Example Testscript for Austria
Accessible without login Plain text file StatesInfoTestCH.php Example Testscript for Switzerland
Accessible without login Plain text file StatesInfoTestDE.php Example Testscript for Germany

  Files folder image Files  /  lib  
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Files folder imageHelper (1 file)
Files folder imageStatesInfo (2 files)

  Files folder image Files  /  lib  /  Helper  
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  Accessible without login Plain text file ExtDOMDocument.php Aux. Helper class for easier XML access

  Files folder image Files  /  lib  /  StatesInfo  
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  Plain text file StatesInfo.php Class class to get infos for federal states
  Accessible without login Plain text file StatesInfoData.xml Data XML-Data file

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