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Swiss National Day

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

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Monday 31 July 2017

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

21:00

Parade begins, led by the Grimentz Fife and Drum Band

21:30

Formal celebrations at Pré de la Liha

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

Speech by M. Jean-Marie Viaccoz, Préfet du District de Sierre

Bonfire and drinks

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 at "Les Pitchounes" meeting room (former nursery)

 

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Chandolin

From 18:00

Refreshment stands open

21:15

 

From 21:30

In front of the Tourist Office: paper lantern procession sets off for the Place du Calvaire, with accompaniment from Dave Pearce on concertina

Formal celebrations

Speech by M. Vincent Theytaz

Lighting of National Day bonfire

National anthem sung by the Choeur de l'Etoile

Verre de l'amitié offert par la Bourgeoisie

Musical entertainment from the Richard Memphis Band

 

Mission

From 18:30 

Refreshment stands open

Musical entertainment with the Ayer and Mission Fife and Drum Bands

From 20:30

Formal celebrations

Speech from Robert Métrailler, secrétaire syndical chez Transfair et député au Grand Conseil

Parade with paper lanterns

Bonfire and fireworks

 

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 St-Jean Fife and Drum Band)

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 Jean Romain, member and vice-president of the Geneva State Council

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

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

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. David Melly, Président de la Commune d'Anniviers

Award of Swiss Boot-Throwing Championship prizes

22:00

Paragliding demonstration by the Ecole de Vol Libre

Fireworks

Evening social event with dancing