Pandemic and heatwave change usual National Day plans

Pandemic and heatwave change usual National Day plans

July 31, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Tomorrow is National Day, but it will be a muted affair. 
Farmer's field destroyed after teens light firework

Farmer's field destroyed after teens light firework

July 28, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
A group of teenagers playing with firecrackers are being blamed for a blaze which destroyed 30,000 square metres of a...
National Day celebrations largely cancelled due to Covid restrictions

National Day celebrations largely cancelled due to Covid restrictions

July 1, 2020, 10:32 a.m.
This year’s National Day celebrations on August 1st are set to be a damp squib, due to large-scale cancell...
Cuts continue for Fêtes de Genève

Cuts continue for Fêtes de Genève

April 25, 2019, 9:46 a.m.
This year’s Geneva summer firework display will go ahead on August 10th – but the Fêtes de Gen...
Football match violence in Sankt Gallen

Football match violence in Sankt Gallen

Oct. 29, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
Violence broke out after a football match last night in Sankt Gallen.
Policeman in a coma following fireworks display in Geneva

Policeman in a coma following fireworks display in Geneva

Aug. 13, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
A police officer, who was on duty after Saturday evening’s fireworks display in Geneva, is in a coma after tryi...
Thousands watch fireworks in Basel

Thousands watch fireworks in Basel

Aug. 1, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
Today is Swiss National Day – marking the day in 1291 when the first cantons signed a common defence pact.
Fireworks restrictions for Swiss National Day

Fireworks restrictions for Swiss National Day

July 25, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
Firework display organisers told to check out import restrictions for Swiss National Day 
Lake Geneva fireworks show confirmed

Lake Geneva fireworks show confirmed

May 2, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
There will be a big fireworks show over Lake Geneva this year – despite the cancellation of the Fetes de Gen&eg...
Geneva city wins festival vote - but future still uncertain

Geneva city wins festival vote - but future still uncertain

March 5, 2018, 6:04 a.m.
A vote in Geneva on how the annual ‘Fetes de Genève’ should be financed was won by the city.
Geneva Lake Festival badly run and in debt

Geneva Lake Festival badly run and in debt

Nov. 9, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
The 2016 Geneva summer festival, the Geneva Lake Festival, made a CHF 6m loss and was run amateurishly. That’s ...
FC Lucerne fans march through Geneva

FC Lucerne fans march through Geneva

Sept. 18, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
A hard core group of football fans caused problems in the centre of Geneva on Saturday afternoon. Several hundred FC ...
Geneva firework display goes flawlessly

Geneva firework display goes flawlessly

Aug. 14, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
The massive firework display, which marks the end of the Fetes de Genève went off without a hitch, according t...
Football fan banned and fined for fireworks

Football fan banned and fined for fireworks

Aug. 10, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
A football fan has been sentenced to three years in jail for throwing fireworks at a match last year.
21 year old injured after firework explodes in his hand

21 year old injured after firework explodes in his hand

Aug. 2, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
A 21 year old man was seriously injured when a firework exploded in his hand on Monday evening in the town square of ...
Man charged with throwing flares at football game

Man charged with throwing flares at football game

April 3, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
For the first time, federal prosecutors are charging a man for throwing flares onto a football pitch during a game.
Woman attacked with fireworks in Basel

Woman attacked with fireworks in Basel

Jan. 4, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Basel police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked with fireworks.
Geneva's New Years Eve celebrations announced

Geneva's New Years Eve celebrations announced

Nov. 22, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Geneva’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are to be held once again on the Quai du Mont-Blanc.
Thousand flock to Geneva for the finale of the Lake Festival

Thousand flock to Geneva for the finale of the Lake Festival

Aug. 15, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
The finale of the Lake Geneva festival attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators on Saturday night, despite the i...
Geneva Lake Festival under tighter security

Geneva Lake Festival under tighter security

Aug. 4, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
The revamped Geneva Lake Festival begins today with new attractions for visitors. On the lake there will be floating...
Increased security at National Day celebrations

Increased security at National Day celebrations

July 29, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
Basel police say there will be increased security at the major fireworks display on Sunday night to mark Swiss nation...
Switzerland gets ready to celebrate National Day

Switzerland gets ready to celebrate National Day

July 29, 2016, 7:50 a.m.
On Monday, Switzerland celebrates its birthday and the weather is looking good for the traditional bonfire and firewo...
Swiss warned that half of all firework accidents happen on National Day

Swiss warned that half of all firework accidents happen on National Day

July 27, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
National Day is on its way, but before the holiday, we're being warned that half of all accidents involving fireworks...
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