National day celebration - 1st of august

Dates and timetable

1 Aug 2019

Thursday 17:00 - 23:55

Ville de Fribourg
Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 3
1700 Fribourg

+41 26 351 71 11

www.ville-fribourg.ch

The 1st of August feast will take place in the old town, in the area of Neuveville, near the school.

THE PROGRAM at Grandes-Rames (old town)

5 pm drinks and food

from 6.30 pm musical entertainment

9 pm official talk and musical entertainment

From 10 pm Grandes-Rames
Traditionnal fire

Big fireworks from Lorette

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Book you place now for the traditional 1st of August Brunch on a farm: 1st of August Brunch

History of the 1st August :
The day was chosen because August 1st 1291 was the date on which three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation, an act which later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland. The representatives of Schwyz, Unterwalden and Uri met on the Rütli field, high above Lake Lucerne, to swear a bond of brotherhood, and agree to act jointly if their freedoms were threatened by outside aggressors.
So it's not surprising that the official part of the August 1st celebrations take place on the Rütli even today, with a public gathering addressed by the Federal president. Indeed, it's a day for speeches, with politicians at all levels, from Federal councillors to the heads of communes, addressing meetings all over Switzerland.
For most people, August 1st means bonfires and fireworks and barbecues in the garden or brunch on a farm.

Grandes-Rames, in the Neuveville district, close to the school and the St John's Bridge

Dates and timetable

1 Aug 2019

Thursday 17:00 - 23:55

Ville de Fribourg
Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 3
1700 Fribourg

+41 26 351 71 11

www.ville-fribourg.ch

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