HCM City building to be lit up for Swiss National Day

Friday, Jul 31, 2020 17:57

The 729th Swiss National Day on August 1 will be celebrated with the country’s national colours lighting up the Landmark 81 Building in HCM City from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. — Photo courtesy of Consulate General of Switzerland in HCM City

The Swiss consulate general in HCM City will mark Switzerland’s 729th National Day, August 1, by lighting up the Landmark 81 Building in its national colours from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Saturday.

The day is celebrated to mark a historic alliance concluded in 1291 by the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.

The alliance became the spiritual founding moment of Switzerland.

The consulate said it is “privileged and proud to commemorate its nation’s 729th birthday together with its friends in HCM City.”

It invited the public to join the Swiss community to virtually celebrate the say at www.missione1agosto.org.

Viet Nam and Switzerland will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations next year. — VNS

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