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Dear Fellow Swiss, Dear Friends of Switzerland,
Swiss National Day celebrations are coming up. For some of you that means celebrations together with your Swiss compatriots, the traditional gathering with picnic, music and maybe even a bonfire. For others these physical gatherings have, unfortunately, been cancelled and you may have to look again at other possibilities to celebrate the Swiss National Day.
It is important to celebrate the 1st of August in some way or other and we would like to invite you to commemorate this traditional event together – in a digital way!
In a repeat of last year, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Presence Switzerland, has organized this virtual meeting place again, a multilingual interactive website for all fellow Swiss and lovers of Switzerland around the world.
We are pleased to invite you to visit
The website is online now but more content will be added until the 1st of August. The selections of do-it-yourself activities (traditional recipes, yodeling classes, table decorations, a tutorial on how to make your own lantern, an introduction to flag throwing, etc.) is even bigger than last year, there is Swiss music, a quiz to test your knowledge about Swiss sounds, some fun facts about Switzerland and much more.
You are invited to upload a photograph under “What’s Switzerland to you?”. You can share the results, a photo or a summary, of your activities directly on the website and via social media.
Check it all out – meet on www.missione1agosto.org to celebrate and share the #SwissNationalDay! We hope to bring together the Swiss community in Oz, in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands for a joyful moment or two.
We all wish you a very happy National Day! Stay safe and stay healthy!
Team Switzerland in Australia / Embassy of Switzerland in Canberra and Consulate General in Sydney
More information about missione1agosto is also on: www.facebook.com/SwissEmbassyCanberra
Swiss Community Care Society