The 1st of August Swiss National Day.

Today is the National Day in Switzerland.

The date of the Federal Charter was signed in Pacte du Rütli, early August 1291, when three Alpine Cantons – Schwyz Coat of arms of Schwyz, Uri Coat of arms of Uri and Unterwald Coat of arms of Obwalden , swore an oath of confederation an action which later came to be regarded as the founding of Switzerland.