Swiss National Day, 1 August 2013

The holiday is celebrated to comemorate the expulsion of the foreign bailiffs in the 14th century. In the same manner, the municipalities set off fireworks, the children walk through the streets carrying Chinese lanterns. Flags fly above both public and private buildings and bakers decorate their rolls with the Swiss flags.

It was the first time I celebrated this holiday and the most of it was spent working on homeworks and projects. BBQ at Pascal’s and walked to a field on a hill to watch the fireworks. The view was spectacular because you can see the city and all the lights as if it were Christmas and fireworks from different places some in succession while others in the interim. It was like Christmas and New Years in the Philippines combined.

All photos were taken using a BB Z10, burst shot and night scene mode.





    1. No problem. I didn’t know much about it until I was told we didn’t have classes because of it.


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