Happy Swiss National Day to all readers!
If you are you new to the town, you might like to know there will be an official ceremony in Nyon today, the 1st August, followed by celebrations later on in the evening.
The official ceremony takes place at the Esplanade des Marroniers (by the Roman columns)
At 19:45 there will be music by the municipale Fanfare band
20:20 Ringing of bells
20:25 The ceremony with the reading of the Pact of 1291 by Julia Butorina, followed by the patriotic prayer. A speech by Natascha Villar (Miss Fitness Swiss 2019), a message by pasteure Madame Sarah-Isaline Golay, followed by the singing of the Cantique suisse.
Words for patriotic prayer and Cantique Suisse below.
at 21:00 there will be a parade into town. Children and families carry lit lamps to the lake side.
at 22:15 firework display above the lake