Banntag in the Baselbiet (BL)

Until the Reformation, the Ascension Day Ride around Basel and surrounding areas was an old custom associated with the blessing of the fields and the checking of the boundary stones. more

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Der Bachfischet in Aarau (AG)

Aarau wird nicht nur von der Aare, sondern auch vom Stadtbach durchflossen, einem künstlich angelegten Wasserlauf, der früher das unentbehrliche... more

Der Bachfischet in Aarau (AG)
Swiss National Day, August 1st

Swiss National Day, August 1st

Since 1891, the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. more

Banntag in the Baselbiet (BL)

Until the Reformation, the Ascension Day Ride around Basel and surrounding areas was an old custom associated with the blessing of the fields and the checking of the boundary stones.

Ascension Day or some other day in May

Until the Reformation, the Ascension Day Ride around Basel and surrounding areas was an old custom associated with the blessing of the fields and the checking of the boundary stones. Time has passed and the event has lost much of its religious character. It is now a traditional festival of the local communities.

Der Bachfischet in Aarau (AG)

Aarau wird nicht nur von der Aare, sondern auch vom Stadtbach durchflossen, einem künstlich angelegten Wasserlauf, der früher das unentbehrliche Nass von einer Quelle in die Stadt führte.

An einem Freitag im September

Aarau wird nicht nur von der Aare, sondern auch vom Stadtbach durchflossen, einem künstlich angelegten Wasserlauf, der früher das unentbehrliche Nass von einer Quelle in die Stadt führte.

Swiss National Day, August 1st

Since 1891, the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day.

Founding of the Swiss Confederation in 1291

Since 1891, the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. The date refers to a historic alliance concluded in 1291 by the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. This alliance was to become the focal point around which the Switzerland of today was built over the next 500 years.

Swiss National Day, August 1st