Since 1891, the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day.
The day refers to a historic alliance concluded in 1291 by the three regions of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. This alliance was to become the focal point around which Switzerland was built over the next 500 years.
“While known for their punctuality, precision and quality, the Swiss are also famous for providing some of the finest foods and experiences – from cheese, chocolate, and timepieces, to hikes through the Alps, everything is pristine, precise and of the highest quality” says Dr. André Schulz, General Manager, Lufthansa Group Southern Africa.
SWISS hands out 45 000 pieces of chocolate on-board every day. These chocolates are the airline’s “thank you” to our passengers, and are a delicious taste of Switzerland.
“The SWISS chocolate tablets have come to be one of our most anticipated on-board-treats, and constantly validate not only our belief that passengers deserve the highest quality experiences, but that the smallest detail in our service offering has an impact on everyone who experiences it.
“On Swiss day, festivities take place all over Switzerland to celebrate Swiss diversity and as the airline of Switzerland, we naturally make a point of celebrating the Swiss National Day too,” added Dr. Schulz.