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August 1 Swiss National Day - 1. Augustweggli

9 Unmissable Foods for Swiss National Day

The idea of going on a shopping spree to find unmissable foods for the Swiss National Day festivities started with an Instagram post...
Sechselaeuten Zürich Pocket Boegg

DIY Sechseläuten with the Pocket Böögg

Weather sayings are probably as old as time. In Switzerland, Sechseläuten puts all other semi-scientific weather forecasts to shame: An exploding head...
Swiss Handmade Toy Cows

Swiss Wooden Toys: Handmade Swissness for Kids

Ever since I've moved to Switzerland, I've noticed a very appealing line of Swiss toys: The wooden farm toys from Trauffer Holzspielwaren...
Swiss Turnip Festival - Copyright Schweizer Franken

The Swiss Turnip Festival is all about - well - turnips!

The Swiss turnip festival is essentially fall block party mixed with some arts and a candle-lit parade. But the locals use this day as a chance to...
Inferno Soap Box Derby 2013

Swiss Daredevils at the Inferno Soap Box Derby 2013

Soap box derbies were certainly not invented in Switzerland. But this tradition from the last century has never really lost its popularity around here...
Frutigen Scything Competition - Switzerland

Swiss Farm Olympics Revealed: Scything

The purpose of the scything competition is to keep traditional farming methods alive. Scything used to be a traditional way of clearing long grass, herbs and weeds...

5 fun ways to enjoy Swiss National Day

The United States have the Fourth of July. The French have Bastille Day on July 14. And the Swiss celebrate their national holiday on August 1...
Silvesterkläuse in Urnäsch, Switzerland - 2013

Alter Silvester - An Old Tradition Lives On

Many people have Coulrophobia, a fear of clowns, but few understand just why. I’m neither a fan of clowns nor anyone wearing a mask, however, I know why that is. It all goes back to an ancient Appenzeller tradition of Chläusen...
Bern Loebegge

Bern's Loebegge - More than just a Street Corner

Every city has one: An iconic spot full of history, legends and memories. When it comes to Bern, ask any local and they will point at Loebegge (the corner of the Loeb department store)...