People - Manveer Jarosz
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Swiss National Day

Every year on August 1st, this is how they celebrate National Day in rural Switzerland.

Everyone in a family gets a torch, which they light outside their home, share fire with neighbours, and then walk up a trail to a spot overlooking the village. There, wood for a bonfire is ready to be lit. The first ones there get to do the honor (but it's not a race -- everyone is very relaxed).