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Swiss National Day in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee

Swiss National Day

31 July & 1 August 2019

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

"1. August"


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Obere Dorfstrasse 35
CH-3906 Saas-Fee

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Review Program 2019

Saas-Balen Saas-Almagell Saas-Fee Saas-Grund



31 July


Village square

  • 8 p.m.: Apéro on the village square
  • afterwards federal celebration in the gymnasium with ceremonial address by Pierre-Alain Grichting
  • Performances of the village associations
  • Barbecue and drinks
  • Music for young & old
  • Fireworks

1 August


The parade starts at 5:30! All women who wear the traditional costume are very welcome. It would also be nice if as many children as possible with lanterns (jeans, white T-shirt, red cloth) would march in.


If the weather is bad, the event will take place in the gym/atrium.

Village Square

  • 5 p.m.: Beginn of the festivities with musical Entertainment by Beat Steiner
  • 5.30 p.m.: Apèro and welcome speech
  • 6 p.m.: Performance of the local music societies
  • 7.30 p.m.: Hand over of the Citizen letters
  • 8.30 p.m.: Speech of Roger Kalbermatten, Mayor of Saas-Fee
  • 9.45 p.m. National anthem and fireworks
  • afterwards musical entertainment by Beat Steiner


Post Square


The village of Saas-Grund organises the 50th folklore 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? Various impressively decorated wagons display the customs and traditions of the people of the Saas Valley.

Village Square

  • 4 p.m. start of the 50th folklore parade at the Hotel Moulin
  • from 4 p.m.: Festivities at the old village with musical entertainment of the local music societies
  • before 8 p.m.: Formations march of the local music societies
  • afterwards speech from Bruno Ruppen, president of the community Saas-Grund
  • afterwards festivities and music with the "Lustigen Saasern"
  • 10 p.m. Fireworks
  • "1 August Umzug Kind"
  • "1 August Umzug Musiker"
  • "1 August Umzug Tradition"
  • "1 August Umzug Kinder"
  • "1 August Umzug Frauen"