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The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad wishes you a happy 1 August!

Last update on 1 August 2022

On the occasion of Swiss National Day 2022, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, SwissCommunity, sends you its best wishes to your country of residence. We introduce ourselves by video greeting in the context of the "Missione 1 agosto" and are part of a virtual trip around the world. Because 1 August is also celebrated abroad with much love and joy, as a look at our community platform makes perfectly clear.

Switzerland's 731st birthday is an opportunity for us to strengthen our ties with our country of origin and move closer together despite the distance. To mark the occasion, we have created a video message for you: The whole team sends you warm greetings for the Swiss National Day through our director, Ariane Rustichelli.

We would also like to thank you, dear Swiss Abroad, for your commitment to our homeland - especially on this day. On our community platform, you can discover how the Fifth Switzerland celebrates National Day: with many events and contributions from Swiss clubs and Swiss people abroad.


The video was created as part of the "Missione 1 agosto" of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). This project links the Fifth Switzerland with virtual contributions to 1 August. This year, for the first time, there will be a world tour of Swiss embassies and consulates. There are also many activities, ideas and recipes to discover.

Furthermore, in 2022, the Pro Patria Foundation presents the insignia of 1 August for the 100th time in consecutive order. This symbol of attachment to Switzerland creates many memories and impressions, which Ariane Rustichelli shares in an interview with Pro Patria (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram).

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Discover the many events organised by and for Swiss people abroad! And share your celebrations and ideas with the community

"Switzerland needs you and your ties to the rest of the world now more than ever."

See the video message from Mr Ignazio Cassis, President of the Swiss Confederation, to mark Swiss National Day 2022 for the Swiss Abroad.

Missione 1 agosto

The FDFA cordially invites all Swiss Abroad and all friends of Switzerland to celebrate this occasion together virtually. Many contributions, postcards, recipes and ideas await you.

Pro Patria: For the 100th time for Switzerland

The insignia of 1 August appears for the 100th time in consecutive order. Wear the symbol of attachment to Switzerland and celebrate the anniversary. There are 100 numbered collector's items of the anniversary insignia to be won.

Switzerland Tourism - 1 August in Switzerland

On 1 August, Switzerland becomes a festive country: On Swiss National Day, festivals and celebrations take place all over the country. Discover events, traditions and history.

Last year's 1 August 2021 in Brunnen (SZ)

Watch Ariane Rustichelli's speech on 1 August 2021 at the Area of the Swiss Abroad. Swiss National Day celebrations have a long tradition in Brunnen and were celebrated on a smaller scale in 2021.