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Swiss National Day 31 July & 1 August 2017

At the Swiss National Holiday, various festive activities take place in the Valley of Saas. 

1 August: Saas-Fee

  • from 4 p.m. Start of the festivities with music, food and beverage at the post square
  • from 8 p.m: Start of the performances from the folkloristic associations:
    Folkloristic dance group, Alphornfriends of the glacier village and solo entertainer Valentino
  • 9.00 p.m.: Speech by Konstantin Bumann
  • 9.30 p.m. lantern parade
  • 10 p.m.: Concert Music of the old times
  • 10.30 p.m. national anthem with the wind orchestra Alpenrösli
  • afterwards festivities with solo entertainer Valentino, food and beverage

 

1 August: Saas-Grund

The village of Saas-Grund organises parade with the motto "Life in the olden times in the Saas Valley". How were baskets made? How was the typical Saas "Chreeshut" (hat) made? How did the first visitors arrive in the Saas Valley? Over 35 very impressively decorated floats display the customs and traditions of the people of the Saas Valley.

  • 4 p.m. start of the parade at the Hotel Moulin
  • afterwards festivities at the old village square
  • 8 p.m. speech from Bruno Ruppen, president of the community Saas-Grund
  • afterwards festivities and music with Fidelis Zimmermann
  • Fireworks
"1. August"
Swiss National Day in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

1. August: Saas-Almagell

Bundesfeier mit Unterhaltung, Festwirtschaft und Darbietungen der Dorfvereine.
Start 17h30 auf dem Dorfplatz.

31. Juli: Saas-Balen

Bundesfeier mit Unterhaltung, Festwirtschaft und Darbietungen der Dorfvereine.
Start 20h00 auf dem Dorfplatz.

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