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1 August – Switzerland's birthday

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Enjoy the 1 August fireworks on Swiss National Day. Many of Nidwalden's communities hold celebrations with speeches, folk music and traditional specialities such as cheese tart and älplermagronen. Many bonfires, prominently located so as to be seen from afar, are lit in Central Switzerland's mountains.

History

The Swiss Confederation has its roots in the Rütli Oath, sworn in 1291. 1 August, a federal holiday only since 1994, is treated as a Sunday under employment law. The date was derived from one of the first treaties between the three original cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.

Events 2020

Beckenried
Buochs
Dallenwil

01.08.20 | 1st August celebrations (brunch, fire), Wirzweli

Emmetten

01.08.20 | 1st August brunch, cheese dairy Unterst Hütte, Niederbauen

01.08.20 | 1st August dinner, Berggasthaus Niederbauen

Engelberg

01.08.20 | National holiday at Brunnihütte
01.08.20 | National holiday at Rugghubelhütte
01.08.20 | National holiday on Mt. Titlis

Ennetbürgen
Ennetmoos
Hergiswil

This year no event

Oberdorf
Seelisberg

01.08.20 | Opening of the historic tour from Seelisberg to Rütli

Stans

01.08.20 | National holiday on Stanserhorn

Stansstad

This year no event

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