Thursday of the last full week before Christmas
On Thursday of the last full week before Christmas, the children of the town of Weinfelden in Canton Thurgau parade through the streets with their decorated fodder beets, which have been hollowed out and furnished with a lighted candle.
Ascension Day or some other day in May
Until the Reformation, the Ascension Day Ride around Basel and surrounding areas was an old custom associated with the blessing of the fields and the checking of the boundary stones. Time has passed and the event has lost much of its religious character. It is now a traditional festival of the local communities.