Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Happy Swiss National Day

August 1st is Swiss National Day, celebrating the union of the three states – Uri, Schwyz and Unterwaldennation - that came together to form the nation of Switzerland in 1291.

I am one-eighth Swiss and my mother is one-quarter Swiss. She refers to Switzerland as 'the old country' because, although the rest of her heritage is Irish, as she puts it "Every man and his dog are Irish, I'm Swiss, except on St Patrick's Day".. which ironically is quite Irish of her.

Happy Swiss National Day!

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