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Embassy of Switzerland in Norway and Iceland

Embassy of Switzerland in Norway and Iceland

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¡Síguenos!

Happy 1st of August!

Liebe Mitbürgerinnen und Mitbürger, liebe Freunde und Freundinnen
Chers compatriotes, chers amis et amies
Cari compatrioti e cari amici
Chars burgais, burgaisa ed chars amis
Kjære medborgere, kjære venner
Dear Swiss citizens, dear friends

We look back on a very special year: almost no gatherings or celebrations have happened. And if there were any, the celebrations always took place on a very small scale. Contacts were reduced to a minimum. We all hope that this will soon be a thing of the past.

Our Embassy team remembers the many 1 August celebrations we were privileged to experience in Switzerland during our childhood. We would like to share one memory with you:

“At six o’clock in the morning, the festive church bells wake me up and drive me out of bed. Full of anticipation, I get ready for the national day. I put on my favourite dress. Soon, my family is on the way to the 1 August brunch at our neighbour’s farm. The buffet is overwhelming and we can find numerous Swiss specialities: Many different kinds of cheese, the typical bread on Sundays called “Zopf”, the potato dish “Rösti” and of course “Birchermüesli” a bowl with yogurt, fruits and granola – not leaving any wishes unmet. The sun is shining and it is warm and noisy on the farm. Our family seeks to cool off in the nearby lake. We kids can hardly wait for the evening: the festive speech in the town hall, the big 1 August bonfire on the lakeshore and the barbecue afterwards. Not to forget: The magnificent and colourful fireworks in the warm and peaceful summer night.”

This year, such traditional events on the national day are only possible in small settings or in private celebrations. Therefore, we would like to hand our fire for Switzerland on to you, but in a different way (see video below).

Froher Nationalfeiertag! Liebe Grüsse
Bonne fête nationale! Cordialement,
Buona festa nazionale! Cordiali saluti
Buna di da la festa naziunala! Chars salids
Gratulerer med nasjonaldagen! Vennlig hilsen
Happy National Day! Kind regards,

Bernard Jaggy
Ambassador
Embassy of Switzerland in Norway and Iceland

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