On 1 August 2012 the Embassy of the Swiss Confederation organised a reception on the occasion of the Swiss National Holiday. The Ambassador, H.E. Ms. Regina Escher, welcomed the guests – the members of the Bulgarian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the attending Swiss citizens. The Chairman of the Bulgarian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Boni Bonev, delivered a speech.
On 1 August 1291 the three Alpine cantons of Schwyz, Unterwalden and Uri concluded the oath of confederation that was later regarded as the foundation of Switzerland.