The Swiss Society for the Common Good (SSCG) presented the Rütli to the Swiss Confederation in 1860 and has managed the “Cradle of the Confederation” since then, organizing the Federal Day celebrations on the Rütli on 1 August since 1891. The SSCG arranges a varied cultural program which promotes typical Swiss traditions. The highlight is the official address given by a prominent speaker. The event concludes with the common singing of the Swiss national anthem. The SSCG invites to this celebration also the diplomatic representatives of all countries accredited in Bern and at the International Organizations in Geneva.
Since 2011, the SGG has invited a nationally relevant partner organization, which usually celebrates a significant anniversary, to jointly organize the federal celebration.

2011
Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired SBC (100th anniversary)

2012
Pro Juventute (100-year anniversary)

2013
Swiss Soccer Association

2014
Jungwacht Blauring

2015
Tourism associations of Central Switzerland (200-year anniversary)

2016
Red Cross Switzerland (RCS) (150-year anniversary)

2017
Pro Senectute (100-year anniversary)

2018
70 organizations committed to social cohesion

2019
Swiss Fire Brigades Association (swissfire, 150th anniversary), Swiss Association of Municipalities (“Year of Militia Work”)

2020
Corona hero:in honored by President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga

2021
50 years of women’s suffrage in Switzerland. Organisation: Alliance F. Speeches by Federal Councillors Sommaruga and Amherd, among others.

The Swiss Society for the Common Good (SSCG) presented the Rütli to the Swiss Confederation in 1860 and has managed the “Cradle of the Confederation” since then, organising the Federal Day celebrations on the Rütli on 1 August since 1891. The SSCG arranges a varied cultural program which promotes typical Swiss traditions. The highlight is the official address given by a prominent speaker. The event concludes with the communal singing of the Swiss national anthem in the four official Swiss languages. The SSCG invites also the diplomatic representatives of each of the countries accredited in Bern and Geneva to the Federal Day celebration on the Rütli.

Federal Day Celebration 2022: The Rütli wrestling

On 1 August 2022, the planned Federal Day Celebration of 2020 with the Federal Association of Swiss Wrestling (FASW) will be made up for.
The Federal Day Celebration on 1 August 2020 was cancelled due to the corona pandemic.