Switzerland celebrates its National Day on August 1. It has been a statutory public holiday since 1891. Therefore most people have the day off work and are able to celebrate together with their family or friends. Often people relax and enjoy a barbecue together, and in the evening let off fireworks or watch an official fireworks display. Anyone who is looking for more ideas on how to celebrate this occasion or would like to discover more about the history of Swiss National Day can find out more below.
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