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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Faulensee, Switzerland

1st August is Switzerland’s national day, and fireworks and communal events are the norm. On Lake Thun, in the Bernese Oberland, the main ships of the local transport company┬áparade around the lake and the surrounding villages time their firework displays to coincide with their arrival.

The First of August

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1st August is Swiss National Day, chosen as the date on which Switzerland celebrates the anniversary of the first alliance between cantons in 1291.