The 1st of August is National Day here in Switzerland. I had read up on what events would occur, but it sounded like it would be a low-key affair celebrated within the individual communes and ultimately it would just be a quiet day off work.
Raclette (molten cheese poured over boiled potatoes and cocktail onions) washed down with a glass of Rosé. I followed this up with a sausage and a beer, resulting in my feeling like it was time to go on a diet.
own fireworks - a real novelty coming from Australia where such things are tightly regulated.
set off some of ours to join in. It was really fun setting off our small selection of fireworks.