Three Kings Day – otherwise known as Epiphany

Three Kings Day – otherwise known as Epiphany

Epiphany is widely celebrated in Switzerland. Special treats can be found everywhere and there are many „Verahstaltige“ (en: events) honouring the three wise men. But what exactly is this day in honour of and who were the three kings? Read

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The National Swiss Wrestling Championship

The National Swiss Wrestling Championship

Wrestling in Switzerland In „dr Schwiiz“ (en.: Switzerland), wrestling is also known colloquially as “Hoselupf“ (en.: trouser lift). This is a special form of wrestling unique to Switzerland. One of the differences is that the wrestling takes place within a

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The Zurich Knabenschiessen

The Zurich Knabenschiessen

This traditional Swiss festival takes place in Zurich (“Züri” in Swiss German) every year before the day of repentance and prayer.  “S chnabäschiessä” (en.: Knabenschiessen) is held at the Albisgüetli firing range from Saturday to Monday during the second week of

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