The Spirit of Christmas imbued in three real-life initiatives: A group of parents buy a farm and create happy & purposeful lives for their impaired adult children. A woman re-distributes overflow food to the poor, and the indomitable spirit of sightless basket weaver Urs Schwarz who prevails over his many challenges. >
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Little hands eagerly await the month of December to open the first of 24 paper windows on their Advent calendar. December 6, St. Nicholas arrives with his donkey with Grittibänz, mandarins and chocolates, and, Christmas Eve, December 24, is when Christmas is celebrated in Switzerland. >
Three fun ways to discover the city of Zürich via its iconic blue-and-white Public Transportation System: enjoy a Holiday gourmet dinner with changing scenery on an old-timer streetcar, take a podcast-guided sight-seeing tour or read some fun short stories with real-life colorit. >
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Traditions are strongly alive in Switzerland: in large scale events, regional & village traditions and daily on radio & tv. The Fine Arts Museum of Solothurn's 'Die Pracht der Tracht' exhibit with its magnificent art collection of traditional costumes in paintings and other mediums draws parallels and connects the past to the present. >
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Do you know the difference between Alp- and Bergkäse (Alp and mountain cheese)? The farmers hard work and skill culminate in the end-of-summer cheese distribution with a community gathering, music, mouthwatering fare and Alpabzug and is part of this Swiss tradition dating back to 1739. >
After fifty years in Canada Susanne is as interested in the 'old country' as the day she left Switzerland! Her recommendation to you is the spectacular BASEL TATTOO with precision military bands from around the globe. The 2017 event can be watched full-length on the SRF video channel (Swiss public radio & TV). >
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In the village of Zäziwil, Canton Berne, the world's oldest known textile fibre - flax - is grown and processed into fine linen fabric in the way it has been for centuries during the yearly flax-to-linen festival called Brächete. >
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Switzerland's Unspunnen festival showcases traditional sports, music, arts, food and more such as Swiss-style wrestling, stone throwing, Hornussen and yodelling during the competition and festival week in the summer, once every six years. >
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