I’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