Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:26 a.m.
A group of seven sailors have celebrated Swiss National Day by enjoying a full-scale fondue onboard a kayak.  ...
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. 
Weather alert issued until weekend as temperatures rise

Weather alert issued until weekend as temperatures rise

July 30, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
Several cantons have banned all fires as the risk of forest fires is too high – and there are warnings to stay ...
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...
Switzerland celebrates National Day

Switzerland celebrates National Day

Aug. 2, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Members of the Swiss cabinet crossed the country yesterday to mark National Day. The president, Johann Schneider-Amm...
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...
Eclectic National Day promised at Parc des Bastions

Eclectic National Day promised at Parc des Bastions

July 21, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
The City of Geneva has promised an eclectic program for National Day on August 1st, which, this year, will return to ...
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