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
Amateur theatre in Central Switzerland Performing arts LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Animal husbandry and cow fighting Knowledge concerning nature VS
Anna Göldi Social practices GL
Appenzell humour and satire Oral expressions AI, AR
Art of découpage in the Pays d’Enhaut and in Simmenthal Traditional craftsmanship BE, VD
Avalanche risk management* Knowledge concerning nature VS
B
Basel Autumn Fair Social practices BS
Basel drumming Performing arts 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
Beromünster Ascension Day procession Social practices LU
Bikers' meeting in Hauenstein Social practices SO
Bilingualism in Biel/Bienne Oral expressions BE
Bochselnacht Social practices TG
Botany in Geneva and the «marronnier de la Treille» Knowledge concerning nature GE
Brother Klaus festival Social practices OW
Brotherhood of St Sebastian Oral expressions AG
Bull markets and cattle shows in Central Switzerland Knowledge concerning nature LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
C
Carnival in Central Switzerland Social practices LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Carnival in Jura Social practices JU
Chalandamarz Social practices GR
Cherry growing Knowledge concerning nature ZG
Chestnut farming, chestnuts and roast chestnut sellers Knowledge concerning nature GR, TI
Chienbäse Social practices BL
Choral singing in the canton of Fribourg Oral expressions FR
Christmas in Innerrhoden Social practices AI
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
Consensus-seeking and direct democracy Oral expressions 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
Cooperatives in Valais Knowledge concerning nature VS
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
Cottage gardens in Osterfingen Knowledge concerning nature SH
Country youth festivals of Vaud Social practices VD
D
Development of tourism in the countryside of Central Switzerland Knowledge concerning nature LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Drawing lots for alpine pastures Social practices OW
Dry stone walling Traditional craftsmanship 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
E
Eierläset Social practices AG, BL, SO
Epiphany singing Oral expressions GR, TI
Escalade Social practices GE
Esprit de Genève (Spirit of Geneva) Oral expressions GE
F
Fabrique Traditional craftsmanship GE
Fairs of Saint Martin and Saint Provino Social practices TI
Faith healing Knowledge concerning nature AI
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
Fifes and drums in the canton of Valais Performing arts VS
Folk dancing in Central Switzerland Performing arts LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Folk dancing in Northwest Switzerland Performing arts AG, BE, BL, BS, ZH
Folk music and Jutz in Central Switzerland Performing arts LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Folk music in the Appenzellerland and Toggenburg regions Performing arts AI, AR, SG
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
Foraging Knowledge concerning nature VS
Fruit growing and processing Knowledge concerning nature TG
G
Gansabhauet Social practices LU
Ghost stories in Central Switzerland Oral expressions LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Glarus Cantonal Assembly Social practices GL
Glarus choirs and orchestras Performing arts GL
Grape harvest festival, Vevey* Performing arts VD
Graphic design and typography Traditional craftsmanship 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
Greiflet Social practices SZ
Groppenfasnacht Social practices TG
H
Hallau Autumn Sundays Social practices SH
Herbal knowledge in the convents of Central Switzerland Knowledge concerning nature LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Historic militias of the Blenio Valley Social practices TI
Historic processions in Mendrisio Social practices TI
Hornussen Social practices AG, BE, LU, SO
Hürna and Mazza Cula Social practices GR
I
Ice-skating on the River Doubs Social practices NE
Illuminations and fireworks at the Rhine Falls Knowledge concerning nature SH
Illustration, comics and poster art in Geneva Traditional craftsmanship GE
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
Jewish cultural heritage in Aargau Oral expressions AG
Jurassian patois Oral expressions JU
K
Knabenschiessen Social practices ZH
Knowledge of the weather and climate Knowledge concerning nature LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Köhlern – a method of charcoal production in Entlebuch Traditional craftsmanship LU
L
Lausanne cathedral watch Oral expressions VD
Liberation myths Social practices LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Lower Valais patois Oral expressions VS
M
Machine embroidery in St. Gallen Traditional craftsmanship AR, SG
Maiensässfahrt and Gita a Selva (Trip to the alpine pastures) Social practices GR
Mani Matter and Bernese dialect music Performing arts BE
Mask carving and Fasnacht in Sarganserland Traditional craftsmanship SG
Maypoles adorning fountains Social practices AG, BL
Meitlisunntig (Girls’ Sunday) Social practices AG
Messager boiteux Knowledge concerning nature VD
Munot traditions Social practices SH
N
Näfels procession Social practices GL
Natural healing in Appenzell Ausserrhoden Knowledge concerning nature AR
Neuchâtel lace Traditional craftsmanship NE
Neuchâtel Revolution commemorative march Social practices NE
Neuchâtel skittles Social practices NE
Nicknames in Central Switzerland Oral expressions LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG
Number 11 in Solothurn Social practices SO
Nüünichlingler Social practices BL
O
Operettas in Aargau Performing arts AG
P
Peasant art around Mount Säntis Traditional craftsmanship AI, AR, SG
Peasant-style ceramics Traditional craftsmanship BE
Pilgrimage to Einsiedeln Social practices SZ
Pilgrimage to Mariastein Social practices SO
Playing the alphorn and the Büchel Performing arts 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
Poyas Traditional craftsmanship FR
Prayer calls in Central Switzerland Oral expressions LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR
Production of mechanical musical automata and music boxes Traditional craftsmanship VD
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
Rafting on Lake Aegeri Knowledge concerning nature ZG
Ranz des vaches Oral expressions FR
Reading societies Social practices AR
Rearing Franches-Montagnes Horses Knowledge concerning nature JU
Roof covering and repairs Traditional craftsmanship TI
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
Sarganserland alpine blessing Oral expressions SG
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, VD, VS, ZG, ZH
Sechseläuten Social practices ZH
Secret Knowledge concerning nature FR, JU, VS
Silk ribbon and ribbon weaving Traditional craftsmanship AG, BL, BS, SO
Silvesterchlausen Social practices AR
Solothurn Fasnacht Social practices SO
St Gallen Children’s Festival Social practices SG
Stäcklibuebe Social practices AG, SO
Stoss pilgrimage Social practices AI
Straw weaving in the Freiamt Traditional craftsmanship AG
Summer grazing season in the Gruyère Alps Knowledge concerning nature FR
Swimming in the Rhine Knowledge concerning nature BS
T
Tale of a poacher Oral expressions NW
Tavillonnage (shingle-making) Traditional craftsmanship FR, VD
Torrée (outdoor barbecue party) Social practices BE, JU, NE
Troccas Social practices GR
Tschäggättä Traditional craftsmanship VS
U
Uhrencup Social practices SO
Unspunnen festival Social practices BE
V
Vogel Gryff Performing arts BS
W
Wässermatten Knowledge concerning nature BE, LU
Watchmaking Traditional craftsmanship BE, BL, GE, JU, NE, SH, SO, VD
Weidlingsfahren Knowledge concerning nature AG, BE, BL, BS, SH, SO, TG, ZH
Whip cracking in Lenzburg Social practices AG
Whitsunday ‒ Pfingstblitter (Pfingstblütter, Pfingstsprützlig) Social practices AG, BL
Wild haymaking in Central Switzerland Knowledge concerning nature NW, OW, SZ, UR
Wind bands Performing arts 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
Woldmanndli Social practices UR
Woodcarving in Brienz Traditional craftsmanship BE
Y
Youth festivals in Aargau and Solothurn Social practices AG, SO
Z
Zibelemärit Social practices BE
Zurich's silk industry Traditional craftsmanship ZH