2 Aug 2012

The Swiss' National Day - a dainty dish

Every year on the 1. August, the Swiss proudly celebrate the foundation of the old Swiss confederacy which is generally associated with the Ruetlischwur (1307). 

Only recently a public holiday, the Swiss National Day brings out the best in every self-respecting town or village.

Like in Interlaken, the home of Swiss Cherry, where they do their best to put-up a decent show and dare - for once - to be that bit more patriotic...

So brace yourself for carefully decorated chalets, parades showcasing local arts & crafts, patriotic speeches, children proudly night-walking paper lanterns, never ending fireworks and those almost mystical bonfires on surrounding mountains...

An insightful open and tolerant celebration of tradition and cohesion.