Swiss National Day Celebrations on the Bruderholz

Wasserturm Bruderholz
Monday, 01 August

On August 1, Basel’s official celebration of Swiss National Day takes place on the Bruderholz. The grounds open at 18:00 and there will be children’s activities to entertain the family until the program begins with the ringing of the bells of the Titus Church (19:50). Modern and traditional music, dance, circus, and singing formations will delight the audience on stage. There will be a 10-minute speech by the President of the Grand Council at 21:10. The children’s lantern procession that starts at 21:20 will lead to the lighting of the bonfire. The local neighborhood QCB circus artists will perform at 21:35, and the program will end with the singing of the national anthem (21:50), and a fire show with lasers (considered an environmentally friendly alternative to fireworks). Note that the setting off of private fireworks is prohibited in the whole festival area.

Wasserturm Bruderholz
Reservoirstrasse 200
4059 Basel

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