Flag Day of Switzerland (12/12)

Swiss Flag Day is celebrated annually on December 12th. This holiday was established in honor of one historical event.

It was on December 12, 1889 that the Swiss flag was officially established. It is a square red cloth with a white cross in the center. The flag is square in shape, which is unusual for European flags.

Among European countries, the Swiss Confederation has the most concise symbolism: a shortened white cross on a red shield. This is the common coat of arms of twenty-six self-governing regions, which in French are commonly called cantons.