Confederation Day -
Wednesday August 1, 2018
Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.
Geneva Thanksgiving -
Thursday September 7, 2017
Secular holiday : A religious holiday with a ecumenical background instaured in the 19th century. No relation with the American Thanksgiving. only in Geneva