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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Good food, wine, music and company under the warm, open September sky on the cobblestone Piazza Grande in Locarno, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland - what could be better? If you can't make it for this year's Risotto festival on September 16 and 17, you'll find an authentic Ticino Risotto recipe here. >
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Do you want to be a circus artist for two weeks in a real circus in Switzerland, together with other Swiss children from around the world? If you are between the ages of 8 and 14, hold a Swiss passport and live outside of Switzerland, read on! (Swiss parents and grandparents abroad read on, too)! >
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If you're in Switzerland this Swiss National Day on August 1: do I have a great program suggestion for you! If you're abroad, the Swiss National Holiday is also celebrated by a Swiss organization near you. Around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Berne and Tokyo to Bümpliz, the Swiss are celebrating with gusto! >
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Since 1403, Appenzell Landsgemeinde takes place under the roof of the open sky. Late spring, three thousand voters assemble on the town square to elect the local government. Each man's sword can still be used as proof of voting eligibility. >
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Four days of entertaining and explosive fun, Sechseläuten is the people of Zürich's beloved spring celebration with the Böög (winter, studded with many crackers), burnt on top of a bonfire. Historic costume parades, music, glittering balls, lantern walks are just a few more of the events. >
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This April, 168 girls from fourty-three nations met in Zürich at the yearly European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad. Some win olympic medals in mathematical super excellence, and all experience the beauty of Switzerland, make new friends and build a network of like-minded young scientists around the globe. >
Welcome, and Grüezi!
Switzerland, my native country, is the main focus of travel for this guide. Slowly, a few other destinations are added. Whatever the country, when I write, my cat Sari supervises me. More about Silvia, Sari & Swiss Wanderlust »
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