Swiss National Day

As a yearly tradition practiced all over the world, on 1st of August HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Afghanistan celebrated the Swiss National Holiday in Kabul. In Switzerland, it is celebrated with fireworks, bonfires and hanging strings of Swiss flags (you can see it on the cake: white cross on red ground – resembling the Red Cross flag, as this organization was founded in Switzerland).

The singing of the Helvetas team in the video is called yodelling. It’s a traditional cultural expression in Switzerland (with no text), used by communities in the Alps.