On 1 August, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Simonetta Sommaruga, and the Swiss Society for Common Good (SSCG) will hold the federal celebrations on the Rütli in an unusual setting. The President of the Swiss Confederation will honour one woman and one man from each of the 26 cantons and from the “Fifth Switzerland” (Swiss citizens living abroad) for their commitment on behalf of countless people who were committed to other people and to society during the Corona period.
Maria Victoria Haas will moderate the 90-minute programme. Artistically, the ceremony will be performed by the opera singer Marie-Claude Chappuis, the choir “Les voix de la Gruyère”, the alphorn player Lisa Stoll and the military brass ensemble, accompanied by young flag-wavers. In addition to the official text of the Swiss National Anthem, Marie-Claude Chappuis sings the proposed new hymnal text, which contains the central values of Switzerland as formulated in the preamble of the Swiss Federal Constitution.