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