Swiss National Holiday


The 1st of August is Swiss National Day. It marks the three original cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden joining together in an "Everlasting League". The idea of designating 1291 as the year the Confederation was founded and proclaiming 1 August as a bank holiday goes back to a Bernese initiative, when the city wanted to celebrate its 600th anniversary in 1891.

Celebrate Switzerland's birthday with us.

Program from 10.30 pm to 01.00 pm:
- Swiss National celebrations on leisee (Sunnegga) with a devotion by pastor Stefan Roth and the official speak Marco Gurtner

In the evening:
- special menus in the restaurants of Zermatt
- 9.30 pm to 10.30 pm: Zermatt Brewery drinks stand on the Obere Matte
- 10.00 pm: festive bell ringing
- 10.15 pm: Fireworks

*Program is subject to change.
Due to the dry weather conditions and the associated fire ban, the big firework will not take place.

Programme in Täsch:

-from 7 pm canteen service by Molinari Simplon village
-08.00 pm: festive ringing of the bells
-08.15 pm: Welcome by the municipality
-08.30 pm: Ceremonial address

The ceremony will be accompanied by the Täschalp Täsch music society. Followed by entertainment with a live band from Zermatt.

In addition, the Street Party in Zermatt will take place on 31 July 2022 in the Bahnhofstrasse. You can find more information about the Street Festival here:

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