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Swiss National Day

31 July/1st August 2018 - Detailed programme of the celebrations in each village

Le danger d’incendie est très marqué et l’interdiction générale de faire du feu en plein air est décrétée, y compris pour ceux du 1er août 2018.

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Chandolin

17:00

Paper lantern-making workshop at the tourist office

Grimentz

16:00

Paper lantern-making workshop at the Scierie (old sawmill)

CHF 5 per child (for children aged 4+)

17:00

Refreshment stands at the Scierie open

(organised by the Grimentz Fife and Drum Band)

From 19:30

Musical entertainment at the Scierie with Petra

21:00

Parade begins, led by the Grimentz Fife and Drum Band

Verre de l'amitié offert sur la Place du Chaudron 

21:30

Formal celebrations at the Scierie

Musical entertainment (Fife and Drum Band and L'Echo de Moiry choir)

Speech by M. William Heinzer, ancien journaliste de la RTS

Feu d'artifice

From 23:00

Refreshment stand at the sawmill

Evening social event and dance, with Petra

Bar organised by Team Avalanche


Zinal

14:00

Paper lantern-making workshop

 

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Ayer

18h

Concert apéritif par les jeunes de la fanfare de Noës "Les Croqu'note"

Dès 18h30

Ouverture des cantines

Animation musicale avec les Fifres et Tambours d'Ayer et de Mission

Concert de la fanfare La Fraternité de Noës 

Dès 20h30

Partie officielle

Discours de M. Marc-Antoine Genoud

Cortège aux lampions

Feu de joie et feu d'artifice

 

Chandolin

16h

Initiation et concours de tir à l'arc au Calvaire

Inscriptions à l'Office du Tourisme : CHF 5.-/personne

18h

Verre de l'amitié offert par la Bourgeoisie

Animation avec les Fifres et Tambours

Ouverture des cantines

18h30

Résultat du concours de tir à l'arc

21h15

 

Dès 21h30

Devant le Calvaire : départ du cortège aux lampions avec les Fifres et Tambours

 

Partie officielle

Discours de Mme Danièle Zufferey-Wenger

Feu du 1er août et hymnes

Animation musicale par Richard Memphis Orchestre

 

 

St-Jean

18:30

Drinks provided by the Bourgeoisie de St-Jean

Musical entertainment with the St-jean Fife and Drum Bands

Shared meal (organised by the Télémark Club)

19:00

Musical entertainment with Petra

22:00

Fireworks and lighting of the bonfire

From 22:30

Evening social event and dance, with Petra

  

St-Luc

From 8:00

"Buffet Alpin" breakfast at the Bourgeoisie

(bookings taken at the Tourist Office)

From 9:00

Market

From 10:00

Mass for St Luc’s day followed by a drinks reception hosted by the local council

Entertainment by the local fife and drum band

From 10:30

Music by the Jazz Beneath the Stars association

11:30

Refreshment stands open

Cheesemaking and curd-tasting

14:00

Paper lantern-making workshop at the old nursery

16:00

Cheesemaking and curd-tasting

From 18:30

Hérens beef burgers

21:45

Parade with paper lanterns, led by the St-Luc Fife and Drum Band

22:00

Formal celebrations

A talk by M. Samuel Rion, président des Fifres et Tambours de St-Luc

22:15

Fireworks

22:45

Bar opening with Lè Zolouc

 

Vercorin

At the Parc à Moutons - Place Centrale

18:15

Celebrations begin with music from la Chanson de Vercorin

19:00

Drinks provided by the Chalais municipality, and music from the L'Avenir wind band

20:00

Parade to Le Lavioz sports centre, with musical accompaniment

 

At Le Lavioz Sports Centre

13:30-16:00

Activity: paper lantern-making, organised by the Vercorin branch of the Ecole Suisse de Ski

17:30

Snack bars and refreshment stands open

20:30

Speech of welcom

20:40

Demonstration by the Vercorin Paragliding Club (subject to weather conditions)

21:00

Concert by the groupe "Not'Soss"

21:45

Formal celebrations, speech by Frédéric Favre

22:00

National anthem

22:05

Fireworks and bonfire (subject to weather conditions)

22:30

Second part of concert by "Not'Soss"

 

Chalais-Briey-Vercorin cable car

17:00-21:00
Special rate (ask at ticket offices)

23:00-24:00

Services provided according to demand

 

Vissoie

18:30

Refreshment stands open, musical entertainment begins

20:30

Parade with paper lanterns, led by the brass band L'Echo des Alpes (start from the post office)

21:00

Formal celebrations

Speech with M. Philippe Chauvie

Fireworks and lighting of the bonfire

 

 Zinal

From 14:00

Bouncy castles

15:00-18:00

Children's Mini-Olympics (register at the Tourist Office)

16:00-18:30

In the Old Village

Musical entertainment with the Ayer and Mission Fife and Drum Band

Food and plants in Anniviers

Stands offering tastings and information

Raclettes and wine-tasting

From 16:30

Animation musicale avec les Cors des Alpes, Trio d'Anniviers

18:00

Refreshment stands open

18:30

Results of the Mini-Olympics

19:00

Swiss Boot-Throwing Championship

21:00

Parade with paper lanterns (start from the Tourist Office)

21:30

Speech by M. Vincent Theytaz

Award of Swiss Boot-Throwing Championship prizes

22:00

Paragliding demonstration by the Ecole de Vol Libre

Fireworks

Evening social event with dancing