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A very important date is quickly coming up... The 1st of August is the Swiss National Day or Bundesfeiertag, where most cities hold local celebrations in honor of the founding of the confederation. National day celebrations in Gland, Vaud (Photo by Christian Bonzon) The core founding act of Switzerland is the signing of the Rütli pact ("Serment du Grütli" in French) in 1291 by the three initial cantons: Schwyz, Uri and Unterwald. Though no main "centralized" event is organized for the occasion, local celebrations are held at a municipal level. Below is an example of the official celebration given in Ringtail's hometown...

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