Schafscheid (dividing up of sheep on their return at the end of the summer)

The traditional dividing up of sheep on their return from the mountains has taken place in mid-September of every year for decades. After a summer spent by the Aletsch Glacier sheep in their thousands are driven down from the mountains in a festive procession. more

Chillon

Gansabhauet in Sursee (LU)

In the country town of Sursee in Canton Lucerne, a well known custom is celebrated. It is unique within Switzerland and thus attracts crowds of... more

Gansabhauet in Sursee (LU)
Silvesterumzug in Wil (SG)

Silvesterumzug in Wil (SG)

The New Year's Eve Procession in Wil is associated with what was originally known as "lantern inspection". In earlier times, it was obligatory for... more

Schafscheid (dividing up of sheep on their return at the end of the summer)

The traditional dividing up of sheep on their return from the mountains has taken place in mid-September of every year for decades. After a summer spent by the Aletsch Glacier sheep in their thousands are driven down from the mountains in a festive procession.

After a summer spent by the Aletsch Glacier sheep in their thousands are driven down from the mountains in a festive procession.

Gansabhauet in Sursee (LU)

In the country town of Sursee in Canton Lucerne, a well known custom is celebrated. It is unique within Switzerland and thus attracts crowds of spectators.

Martinmas (November 11)

In the country town of Sursee in Canton Lucerne, a well known custom is celebrated. It is unique within Switzerland and thus attracts crowds of spectators.

Silvesterumzug in Wil (SG)

The New Year's Eve Procession in Wil is associated with what was originally known as "lantern inspection". In earlier times, it was obligatory for all houses to have emergency lighting. Compliance with the regulation was checked by a town committee.

New Year's Eve (December 31)

The New Year's Eve Procession in Wil is associated with what was originally known as "lantern inspection". In earlier times, it was obligatory for all houses to have emergency lighting. Compliance with the regulation was checked by a town committee.