Talk:Swiss National Day
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Why the photo of the BONFIRE? The article text doesn't refer to fires in any way as part of the celebration. I'd think it would be best to either explain the use of bonfires in this holiday in the article and caption the image appropriately, or to remove it. Soundoftoday 16:17, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
I agree that it would be nice if they explained the significance of the bonfires. However the text does make a reference at the end. "It is celebrated each year on August 1st with town-wide paper lantern parades, bonfires, hanging strings of swiss flags and fireworks." Perhaps that is the only other photo that they could find when they wrote it.
The photo is not of a bonfire in Switzerland but of a bonfire in Finland. Lantonov 14:16, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
The following two statements appear contradictory and should be reconciled:
- "has been an official national holiday since 1994"
- "1 August was declared an official national holiday in 1685"