Monthly Archives: March 2013

Essentially Swiss

After almost 8 months, over 5,000 views, more than 70 posts, and 200+ comments in this blog, I realized that I had overlooked something essentially Swiss. A feel better story. The mood changer par excellence. With Easter coming up soon, they are getting ready to consume tons of it. The famous Sprüngli shop in Zürich has delicious-looking […]

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Some men in canton Appenzell celebrate New Year’s Eve by singing carols to their neighbors while dressed with pine tree branches, acorns, wearing female-looking masks and very elaborate large headdresses. They are called the Silvesterkläuse, or the masked men of the New Year.  They spend all year preparing their costumes for this event, particularly the headdresses.  There are […]

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