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About Swiss National Day

Every year, the Swiss community at home and abroad celebrate our country's national holiday on 1 August.


1st August marks the date in the year 1291 when representatives from Switzerland's three founding cantons, Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden formed the alliance which has formed the focal point around which today's nation was built over the next 500 years.


The day is typically celebrated within the communities with specially prepared food, choral music, fireworks and lighted paper lanterns.  

Here in London the Swiss National Day organising committee is a team of dedicated volunteers with links to Switzerland wanting to put together an unforgettable event for our community!

Many hours went into the organisation of this community event. Thank you for supporting us!

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