Happy Swiss National Day!

August 1st, 2009

Happy Swiss National Day!

Have you ever been in a huge circle people, turned to the side so that you were directly behind the person in front of you and then sat down?  If everyone is perfectly balanced you find that you are now sitting on someone’s lap and you have someone sitting on your lap…everyone is sitting in a circle.  One Swiss National Day Eve when I was fourteen, I did just that… with a huge group of strangers and we became (at least temporarily) world record holders and fast friends.   We were down in Biel to see the fireworks and to begin celebrating…

On August 1st, the Swiss celebrate the creation of its country with parties, fireworks, lantern parades and Swiss flags decorating everything.  Even after we moved back to NC, my family would celebrate the day with some Swiss food and our own lantern parade around the neighborhood (until I was too old and embarrassed to do that).  Today, I was thinking of some fond memories… when we attended garden parties with friends, when W put this neat twirling firework on a ladder (I think I was seven), when I fell into the Aare trying to place my little lantern in it (I know I was fourteen!)…  August 1st is a really fun day…

I wanted to make something special for today like Bretzel Brot but unfortunately I don’t have time.  Instead, I noticed the store had some pretzel bread… One of my favorite favorite favorite foods in Switzerland is Bretzel Brot with butter and salami!!!!  I love it!!!!  ALOT!!!!!  The American version almost hit the spot but really it is not the same unless you buy it at the Bahnhof before embarking on some adventure in the Alps…

Happy Swiss National Day to all my friends in Switzerland!  I hope to see you soon!

3 Responses to “Happy Swiss National Day!”

  1. noble pig on August 1, 2009 7:35 pm

    Happy Swiis Day, great memories.

  2. Mom on August 8, 2009 11:42 am

    I’ll eat some bretzli brot mit salami in your honor in September. You can be

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