Swiss National Day (German: Schweizer Bundesfeier; French: Fête nationale Suisse; Italian: Festa nazionale svizzera; Romansh: Fiasta naziunala Svizra) is the national holiday of Switzerland and is set on 1 August.
1 August is an official national holiday since 1994, although the day had been suggested for the celebration of the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy as early as 1889.
The Swiss Club of Victoria always celebrates Swiss National day on 1 August.
2015 is no difference, only this year, it is a Saturday and a weekend thus we can have all day to celebrate.
2015 we are organizing a SWISS NATIONAL DAY FESTIVAL from 1.30 am till late in and around the Swiss Club in the heart of Melbourne. Come along for a day of Swissness with Swiss Food and Drink, Swiss Music, Culture and Traditions.
Discover something new about Switzerland; Saturday, 1 August from 11.30 am – late
On the Second Floor: Art & Craft Exhibition featuring an exhibition of Swiss National Costumes, Swiss Folk Art Painting, Nyon Porcelain Painting, and Swiss Handy craft. We also showcase two well known Swiss artists, painters, illustrators and sculptors: Hans Erni (1909-2015) and HR Giger (1940-2014).
Club Restaurant: “Festwirtschaft” – all your favourite Swiss Food, Wine & Beer and of course Rivella!
Duckboard Place: Brötlete – Swiss Bratwurst & Cervelats – kids activities and music
7 om – Late: Dinner Dance in the Club Restaurant with Folkdance Group Alpenrose and Kapelle Gruezi Mitenand Sorry the Dinner is already fully booked