Traditions


Tradition Category Canton
A
Aarau Bachfischet Social practices AG
Abbeys of Vaud Social practices VD
Albanifest Social practices ZH
Alpine processions in Appenzell and Toggenburg Social practices AI, AR, SG
Älplerchilbi and Sennenchilbi (Alpine fairs) Social practices LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR
Anna Göldi Social practices GL
B
Badenfahrt Social practices AG
Basel Autumn Fair Social practices BS
Basler Fasnacht* Social practices BS
Bears in Bern Social practices BE
Bechtelistag Frauenfeld Social practices TG
Belle Epoque excursions in the Lake Geneva region Social practices GE, VD, VS
Bénichon Social practices FR
Bern’s big race days – Soapbox races in Bern Social practices BE
Beromünster Ascension Day procession Social practices LU
Bikers' meeting in Hauenstein Social practices SO
Bochselnacht Social practices TG
C
Carnival in Central Switzerland Social practices LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Carnival in Jura Social practices JU
Chaindon Fair (Foire de Chaindon) Social practices BE
Chalandamarz Social practices GR
Chienbäse Social practices BL
Christmas in Innerrhoden Social practices AI
Christmas Novena in Morcote Social practices TI
Chrööpfelimee Social practices ZG
Clubs and societies Social practices AG, AI, AR, BE, BL, BS, FR, GE, GL, GR, JU, LU, NE, NW, OW, SG, SH, SO, SZ, TG, TI, UR, VD, VS, ZG, ZH
Commemoration of Saint Nicholas of Flüe Social practices OW
Corpus Christi festival of the Herrgottskanoniere Social practices LU
Corpus Christi in Savièse Social practices VS
Corpus Christi procession in Appenzell Social practices AI
Corso fleuri in Neuchâtel Social practices NE
Country youth festivals of Vaud Social practices VD
D
Drawing lots for alpine pastures Social practices OW
E
Eierläset Social practices AG, BL, SO
Escalade Social practices GE
F
Fairs of Saint Martin and Saint Provino Social practices TI
Feast of Saint Martin in Ajoie Social practices JU
Feldschiessen Social practices AG, AI, AR, BE, BL, BS, FR, GE, GL, GR, JU, LU, NE, NW, OW, SG, SH, SO, SZ, TG, TI, UR, VD, VS, ZG, ZH
Fête des Fontaines (fountain festival) Social practices NE
Feuillu Social practices GE
Fondue Social practices AG, AI, AR, BE, BL, BS, FR, GE, GL, GR, JU, LU, NE, NW, OW, SG, SH, SO, SZ, TG, TI, UR, VD, VS, ZG, ZH
G
Gansabhauet Social practices LU
Glarus Cantonal Assembly Social practices GL
Greiflet Social practices SZ
Groppenfasnacht Social practices TG
H
Historic militias Social practices TI
Holy Week processions in Mendrisio Social practices TI
Hom Strom Social practices GR
Hornussen Social practices AG, BE, LU, SO
Housing cooperatives Social practices ZH
Hürnä and Mazza Cula Social practices GR
I
Ice-skating on the River Doubs Social practices NE
Inferno ski race in Mürren Social practices BE
Innerrhoden Cantonal Assembly Social practices AI
Italianità in Valais Social practices VS
J
Jass Social practices AG, AI, AR, BE, BL, BS, FR, GE, GL, GR, JU, LU, NE, NW, OW, SG, SH, SO, SZ, TG, TI, UR, VD, VS, ZG, ZH
K
Knabenschiessen Social practices ZH
L
Liestal’s Banntag (community boundary day) Social practices BL
M
Maiensässfahrt and Gita a Selva (Trip to the alpine pastures) Social practices GR
Mammut river raft race Social practices TG
Maypoles adorning fountains Social practices AG, BE, BL, SO
Meitlisonntig (Girls’ Sunday) Social practices AG
Munot traditions Social practices SH
N
Näfels procession Social practices GL
Neuchâtel Revolution commemorative march Social practices NE
Neuchâtel skittles Social practices NE
Nomadic tradition of the Jenish and Sinti Social practices AG, AI, AR, BE, BL, BS, FR, GE, GL, GR, JU, LU, NE, NW, OW, SG, SH, SO, SZ, TG, TI, UR, VD, VS, ZG, ZH
Number 11 in Solothurn Social practices SO
Nünichlingler Social practices BL
P
Pilgrimage to Einsiedeln Social practices SZ
Pilgrimage to Mariastein Social practices SO
Platzgen Social practices BE
Promotions Social practices FR, GE, NE, VD
Pschuuri Social practices GR
R
Rabadan and carnival in Ticino Social practices TI
Räben lantern procession Social practices ZH
Raclette as a social event Social practices VS
Reading societies Social practices AR
S
Saint Nicholas in Fribourg Social practices FR
San Giuseppe in Laufenburg Social practices AG
Santa Claus traditions in Central Switzerland Social practices LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Scheibenschlagen (Disc beating) Social practices GR
Schwingen Social practices AG, AI, AR, BE, BL, BS, FR, GE, GL, GR, JU, LU, NE, NW, OW, SG, SH, SO, SZ, TG, TI, UR, VS, ZG, ZH
Sechseläuten Social practices ZH
Self-government at the autonomous youth centre in Biel/Bienne Social practices BE
Silvesterchlausen Social practices AR
Snow sculptures and constructions in La Chaux de Fonds Social practices NE
Solennität Murten Social practices BE, FR
Solothurn Fasnacht Social practices SO
St Gallen Children’s Festival Social practices SG
Stoss pilgrimage Social practices AI
Street market fairs in the Jura Social practices BE, JU, NE
T
Torrée (outdoor barbecue party) Social practices BE, JU, NE
Traditions of Alpine cooperatives Social practices BE
Troccas Social practices GR
U
Uhrencup Social practices SO
Unspunnen festival Social practices BE
V
Vine culture in Schaffhausen Social practices SH
W
Whip cracking in Lenzburg Social practices AG
Whitsunday ‒ Pfingstblitter (Pfingstblütter, Pfingstsprützlig) Social practices AG, BL
Wilhelm Tell and the liberation myths Social practices LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Woldmanndli Social practices UR
Y
Youth festivals in Aargau and Solothurn Social practices AG, SO
Z
Zibelemärit Social practices BE
Zurich techno scene Social practices ZH
«Stäcklibuebe» and the maypoles Social practices AG, BE, SO