It is Swiss Day!
Earlier this week it was explained to me that the nickname for today is Feuer Tag (Fire Day).
There are both public and private fireworks in every direction as far as the eye can see. We are astounded by the size of the fireworks that anyone with an inclination, and a fair amount of money, can buy and set off in their backyard. Just down the street from us is a group setting off fireworks similar in size to what a medium-sized town in the US would have for July 4th.
This can only be termed: Putting on the Swiss.
One final note: in addition to explosions from all directions, we are also hearing sirens. Police cruisers and ambulances are heading in every direction as well. I suspect there will be a round-up of various injuries reported in tomorrow's newspaper.