Yes we celebrate again the 1st August - Typical Switzerland? Now on August 1st Switzerland does not celebrate a holiday with military parades like other countries. It is a day on which not only is it a day of celebration, but also a day of reflection on one's own nation. Many countries can't understand this. We are not just a nation held together by a language or a monarchy, but in our country there are four national languages and much more that should supposedly separate us. No other country has so many opposites as Switzerland in so little space.
But why do we celebrate? Why do we celebrate in such great diversity of our region and our cantons?
It is about a community that in the beginning promised each other security and support in the “Rütlischwur” as legendary oath and the first federal letter.
It is about cultivating this community. This is what happens on this 1st August when we cultivate this community. And so there is a speech in every smaller or larger community in Switzerland in which we reflect on this community and the support. Even if the present time is not easy. The return to these values of mutual assurance of security and community helps for the challenges that the future still holds in store for us.
The team of Alpeinsoftware Swiss AG wishes you a beautiful and contemplative 1st August!