Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Alpabfahrt is a Swiss alpine village festival in which cows descend into the village after grazing on the mountainside during summer.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gruyères Cheese Festival

Every year in May, the Development Society of Gruyères-Moléson hosts a Cheese Festival in the heart of the medieval town of Gruyères, Switzerland. There are demonstrations of the traditional preparation of cheese and cheese tasting in the town c...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

In Switzerland, Easter (or 'Oschtere' in German) is widely celebrated and marks the onset of spring season, which is celebrated with much fanfare. A common and beloved Swiss Easter tradition is painting your own Easter eggs ("Eier dekorieren").

What are Easter Eggs?


Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Carnival of Basel ("Basler Fasnacht") is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel. However, the festival is also celebrated in other Swiss cities, including Lucerne and Solothurn. Basler Fasnacht is often refe...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Society, politics and the symbolic value of sport: Switzerland's attitude to the Olympic Games mirrors a hundred years of national history.

The first modern Olympiad was held in Athens in 1896. 249 athletes took part: 168 Greeks and 81 from 13 other countries (including...

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