5 events in Switzerland you don’t want to miss this summer

111I’m sure you will agree with me there is nothing like summertime in Switzerland. In addition to nice weather, sunshine, crystal clear water to swim… this wonderful country give us a wide variety of activities that make any weekend feel like holidays!

That’s why we decided stay here this summer and enjoy all that Switzerland can provide us (a lot, I must say).

Then, let me share with you 5 events I won’t miss for nothing.

National Day in Switzerland (31st July / 1st August)

Swiss National Day was celebrated in 1897 for first time to commemorate the Helvetian Confederation foundation. Since then, every 1st of August the whole country celebrates it with a big party.

In the German part of Switzerland, there are two highly-recommended celebrations:

– Basel: the French-German-Swiss city celebrates its National Day the day before, 31st of July, with a festival on the banks of the Rhine River that starts around and involves good food, live music -on a floating stage over the river- and the traditional fireworks at 11pm. Live music accompanies the party till its end around 2am. Continue reading