Embassy of Switzerland in Belgium
Dear fellow Swiss,
Dear friends of Switzerland,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to this website specially dedicated to 1 August. Thanks to this page, we can celebrate our national holiday together despite the sanitary crisis.
For many of us, 1 August is an important day on which we like to talk about Switzerland in all its facets. In Belgium, it has been a wonderful tradition for many years that the various Swiss clubs organise the festivities around the national holiday. We would like to thank the clubs and their members for their tireless commitment. They have kindly provided us with some photos of past celebrations. This allows us to give you some nice insights into past events in the photo gallery, which will surely make one or the other of you smile.
In a video message, the Swiss Ambassador to Belgium, Mr Philippe Brandt, will share with you some thoughts about 1 August. The video will be available as of 5 July 2021.
We wish you all a happy 1 August and hope that we can meet again in person next year.
The team of the Swiss Embassy in Belgium