Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

August 1st - National Day in Switzerland

Having a Swiss National Day on August 1 was introduced at the end of the 19th century but it only became a national holiday in 1994.

Legend has it that at the beginning of August 1291 men from three alpine cantons in central Switzerland swore allegiance to one another, setting the foundation for what was to become modern-day Switzerland in 1848.

The evidence for the Swiss National Day yesterday, was Swiss flag inspired candles / flags / paper plates and bottles of wine in the shops, and deafening fireworks and bangers throughout the day and night!
Tags: switzerland, zürich
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