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Old 29.07.2015, 11:45
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

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For 2015, are there any fireworks or cool events (wrestling?) going on in Zurich? I've heard that there are fireworks on the Uetliberg, a parade in the city during the day, and also at some places outside the city, but are there none on the lake or nightlife events? Appreciate any and all cultural recommendations! Merci vilmal!
In Switzerland you are only allowed to buy and burn fireworks on two days a year: 1st of August and New Years Eve. Hence you will see fireworks everywhere. Most people burn some if they are having a party, most Gemeinde (hamlets, communes) have official fireworks at their event. This year, however, many cantons decided to ban firework because of the dry weather we had. Zurich is an excepetion as firework is allowed. There will be lot's of firework all around the lake so the higher up you go the more you see. Also on the top of the hills (Pfannenstiel and Zimmerberg and Uetliberg) there will be Höhenfeuer (bonfire) which is a traditional Swiss Thing.
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"Precisely" as soon as it gets dark. It's more of a DIY fireworks event - everyone for themselves. Don't expect anything as spectacular as at the Züri-Fäscht.
Gemeindes normally have some sort of celebration (including fireworks) as well~
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

A local event in Dorfkern Opfikon, fireworks and bonfire included.

http://www.puo.ch/
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