Saturday, August 02, 2014

August 1st- Switzerland

The Swiss National Day is August 1st and dates back to 1291 and is inspired by the Federal Charter of the same year. In early August, "three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation, an action which later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland." (Wikipedia)
1 August is celebrated each year with paper lantern parades, bonfires, hanging strings of Swiss flags and fireworks.

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