Tag Archives: Swiss traditions

Christmas in Switzerland…

…is on pre-order now for Tuesday 6th November. From the first of Advent to the plans for Christmas Day, follow Stacy & Co as the Lakeside Hotel has its first ever Swiss Christmas. What happens on December 4th, traditionally? And … Continue reading

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Christmas Swiss-Style

So what’s the difference? Quite a lot, especially if you believe in the magic of Santa Claus. He doesn’t come to Switzerland, you see. But let’s look at the entire festive season, starting with Advent. (We’ll ignore all the Christmas … Continue reading

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Who brings your cat’s Christmas presents???

This time next week… actually, by next Sunday, Christmas will be over here – we celebrate on the 24th in Switzerland. At some point late afternoon or early evening, the Christ-child brings not only the presents, but also the Christmas … Continue reading

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Cold Sophie… and new book

It’s that time of year again. The Ice Saints, or Eisheiligen as they’re known in German. Each day of the year has its own saint, and the ice ones start on May 11th with Mamertus, and continue with Pancras, Servatius, … Continue reading

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Switzerland: The Böögg has spoken…

It’s bad news, I’m afraid. This year, the Böögg’s head took ages to explode. And it fell off first. But let’s start at the beginning… Monday was Sechseläuten here in Switzerland – specifically, in Zürich. Sechseläuten is an old Spring … Continue reading

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