Celebration of the Swiss Confederation National Day

Philippe Guex Françoise Emmenegger National Day of Switzerland 2019

Ambassador of Switzerland to Serbia H.E. Philippe Guex and Mrs Françoise Emmenegger hosted a celebration marking Swiss National Day.

The Swiss National Day is the national holiday of Switzerland, set on 1 August. Although the founding of the Swiss Confederacy was first celebrated on this date in 1891 and annually since 1899, it has only been an official holiday since 1994.

National Day of Switzerland 2019
Ambassador Guex and Mrs Emmenegger with the Embassy officials

Ambassador Guex and Mrs Emmenegger addressed guests in both Serbian and English, thanking guests for joining in the celebration of the country’s national day. They reminded of the strong ties between Serbia and Switzerland, from the economy to the famous sports rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

The event was attended by the members of the Serbian Government, diplomatic community as well as representatives of the Swiss companies operating in Serbia.

Related: Special edition ‘Partner: Switzerland-Serbia’