Happy 725th birthday, Switzerland !

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The Swiss National holiday was celebrated for the first time in 1891 to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Pact of 1291. The Pact of 1291 is chosen at this moment as founding act of Switzerland rather than the Oath of Grütli which was previously celebrated. The date of August 1st is chosen because the treaty of alliance between the first cantons is dated the beginning of August, without specifying the exact day.
The 1st August is an official holiday since 1994 only.

We are ready to celebrate : the house is decorated (those are the flags of the 26 Swiss cantons) :
drapeaux des 26 cantons
The flowers are decorated :
gabion 1er aout
And even our enclosure is decorated !
enclos 1er aout

Happy August 1st to all the Swiss !

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36 thoughts on “Happy 725th birthday, Switzerland !

  1. Mickey's Musings

    Happy 725th Birthday to Switzerland!
    Those were interesting facts about your country.
    We celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1st. Te is young (149 years) compared to your country)
    Today we celebrate the birthday of our city- Halifax (121 years)
    Your home looks festive and we purr you all have a wonderful day of celebration with treats 😉
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  2. Sammy

    Happy Birthday Switzerland! One of my parents favorite countries in the world…………fond memories of part of their honeymoon trip in Lucerne before moving on to Paris. Long may your flag wave!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. The Swiss Cats

      Yes, Canton is like a State, but much much much smaller ! For example : Switzerland = 41 285 km², our Canton (Vaud) = 3 212 km², but United-States = 9 857 000 km², Texas only = 695 662 km². Think tiny when you think of Switzerland. Purrs

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  3. da tabbies o trout towne

    pixie & zorro….a most happee birthday two yur countree !!! thatz a lot oh candles ta put on a cake !! claire did a grate job on de decorayshunz….♥♥♥♥♥☺☺☺

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  4. Canadian Cats

    Happy Swiss Holiday to your family Pixie and Zorro. It is BC Day here and most of the provinces celebrate a holiday on August the 1st. Only in British Columbia is it BC Day. The holidays in other provinces are named by each province.

    Shoko

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  6. Kitties Blue

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Happy belated 725th birthday to the Swiss. C.J. sends the most handsome Zorro purrs and nose kisses. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  7. LP

    Happy birthday Switzerland! We hope you had a fun day celebrating with lots of yummy goodies to eat 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

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