|May 11th, 2012|
Archive for the ‘traditions’ Category
|May 4th, 2012|
To most United States citizens, the first day of May - International Worker’s Day - doesn’t have any real significance.
It is just another day to us. (more…)
|April 13th, 2012|
I’ve got to say, when it comes to summer weather prediction, the Swiss have got it right.
I mean, who wants to rely on a wimpy groundhog seeing its shadow (like they do in the U.S.) when you can call a snowman the “Böögg“, burn him at the stake while prancing around on horseback wearing tights, and use this as a reason to take the afternoon off from work?
|January 20th, 2012|
|December 9th, 2011|
It is marmite time again, in Geneva. No, not the salty, tar-like substance fed to Blighty schoolchildren for generations.
It’s pronounced “mar-meet” and is a cauldron symbolising the last major rumble between Savoy and Geneva. (more…)