Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden
Message on the occasion of the Swiss National Day - What’s Switzerland to you?
Dear fellow citizens,
dear friends of Switzerland,
On 1 August, the Swiss National Day, we commemorate a founding act of the Swiss Confederation, the 1291 Federal Pact. Beyond this historic event, we also celebrate the modern values that unite us and are enshrined in Switzerland’s Federal Constitution: liberty, democracy and independence; commitment to a just and peaceful international order; solidarity and openness towards the world; equality of opportunity for everyone and respect for diversity; preservation of our natural environment and responsibility towards future generations.
This year again, in Switzerland and abroad, health restrictions do not allow us to celebrate our National Day in the way we are used to.
In this video, the team of the Swiss Embassy in Stockholm presents a few images and objects that evoke some of the many facets of our country.
On the occasion of our National Day, we invite each of you to do the same by thinking about what Switzerland is to you.
Bonne fête nationale!
Buona Festa nazionale!
Buna Festa naziunala!
Ambassador of Switzerland to Sweden