Swiss National Day Culture Sport ... Print comment A patriotic Appenzell dog in ZurichPhoto: David Adair/ ex-press A beer crate helps to hit the high notesPhoto: David Adair/ ex-press Boat ride takes Swiss children to the Rütli meadowPhoto: Sigi Tischler/ Keystone Music in honour of SwitzerlandPhoto: Urs Flüeler/ Keystone Some of the more excited ones don't wait until evening to set off their firecrackersPhoto: Gaëtan Bally/ Keystone Preparing a bonfire near PfäffikenPhoto: Martin Rütschi/ Keystone Silhouettes on the Lüdernalp in the Emmental regionPhoto: Hans Wüthrich/ imagepoint Children parade with paper lanterns to celebrate August 1Photo: Salvatore Di Nolfi/ Keystone When night falls it's time to light the magic matchsticksPhoto: Gaëtan Bally/ Keystone Switzerland cross and paper sun lanternsPhoto: Emanuel Ammon/ AURA Fireworks over Basel light up the Rhine riverPhoto: Patrick Straub/ Keystone Switzerland celebrates its birthday.Bonfires, fireworks and folklore are part to the August 1 festivities. Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!