swiss culture and traditions

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  1. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    hello,

    today, august first, in year 1291 what we now now as switzerland, was found. if you like sak and other high quality products for my country then celebrate an bit with us swiss eidgenosse.

    the national anthem:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v7FLLxnHks&feature=related

    if i wound not be in usa, holding the swiss flag in the air, i would quite likley celebrate in swiss with an bit hornussen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdIHOV6VGNU

    then an great meal we would have with traditional swiss food, sometimes we would travel an good houer to the place where the eidgenossenschaft, the true start of swiss was made, the rutli, an place not fare from my worb and ibach, loacted at the lake lucerne:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWlgGck-SoY&feature=related

    and listen to traditional swiss music, farmer do the famous coinspinning:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1x1amwNU8M&feature=player_embedded#!

    we do firework and in the close by alps you see all kinds of fire, made by the farmers there. mom and i sure would go see the one in bern:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWSNeuLcHxE

    in this times, fare fare from home, i celebrate here in usa as best i can and im sure next year will be bigger and better.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2010
  2. canook

    canook

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    Jul 12, 2009
    Happy Schweizer Bundesfeier. I can't wait to go back someday.
     
  3. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    thanks. did fest in usa as best i could :D
     
  4. TNRat

    TNRat

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  5. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    he was an great man in an great time.
     
  6. Rugger

    Rugger

    Jan 27, 1999
    Gruetzi!
    Vielen Dank.
    Alles gute aus den sonnigen Suedstaaten.
    Mike
     
  7. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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  8. Rugger

    Rugger

    Jan 27, 1999
    Echt klasse!
     
  9. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    viel spass in den usa.

    another important aspect of true swiss eidgenosse is shooting and gunshows, not only for sports, hunting or target etc, collecting too and of course meet with long time friends who share the same interests to talk and discuss, "over god and the world" all matters get discusses.

    like this weekend where many gather at the luzerne gunshow, not fare away from beautiful lake lucerne located, this show is tradition.
     
  10. swissbianco

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  11. swissbianco

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  13. fuchur

    fuchur

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    Nov 25, 2011
    I can think of many good things from this great little country: Luxury watches and cheese, roesti, the Alphorn, Heidi, chocolate etc. Well, the most interesting is watches, I think - it reflects the Swiss character (I'm not stereotyping here). Tranquility, precision, handicraft, a sense for constancy, it's all in the watches. I know many Swiss people, and have never met anybody who is not nice or patient! So, it's not only the things which are good - but also the people!:thumbup:
     
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  14. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    i have to disagree, in my life in swiss i met alot of bad, mean swiss people - they made me emigrate. these people i did make an page of my website: http://www.swissbianco.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=7

    of course, with an small country as switzerland there is an smaller % of not that nice people. since the early 1990ties the whole country did go down in my experience there and it did brother me to an point where i joust had good luck to leave as i could not fix it up for an better switzerland there.
     
  15. fuchur

    fuchur

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    Nov 25, 2011
    Hi,

    I am really astonished you didn't meet any nice people in Switzerland. Of course, no country can only be good or only be bad, there is both things everywhere. But I really respect your opinion, if you had bad experience there. For my part, I didn't have any bad experiences with the Swiss people. And of course their products - like cheese and luxury watches - made it in the whole world. Some of them must have a good taste, skill, and patient nature to create and invent all these things.
     
  16. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    not that we missunderstand us, there are nice and great people in switzerland and i met them, some i consider friends. but the opposite too.

    patience and work hard and long on goals may be a key feature of swiss people but now in switzerland that is less and less.
     
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  17. fuchur

    fuchur

    6
    Nov 25, 2011
    what do you think are the reasons for these changes? I mean, this doesn't just come out of the blue. I suppose there might be a huge difference between people living in the cities and people living in the villages, but I don't know, all the people I know are from the cities - Zurich, Bern mainly, those I met are really open-minded. Do you think that the "old values" play an enormous role in Switzerland despite the fact that things keep changing?
     
  18. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    of course the world is going on and there is always evolution. so fare the city people are sure more affected than the countryside but its theyr life and how they want live it, its joust moving to fare away of what i wanted for myself. i wish them good luck as i need good luck in usa.
     
  19. fuchur

    fuchur

    6
    Nov 25, 2011
    Wish you good luck, too! It's interesting of you to mention that certain communities follow certain lifestyles, and that people have to see where they can find what they consider their right lifestyle and where they want to settle down. Also, there are people who never leave their hometown an are happy, others constantly travel the world. I think I belong to group number two, somehow. Always attracted by places different from my hometown.
     
  20. FORTUNENGLORY

    FORTUNENGLORY

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    Sep 13, 2012
    I love Swiss products. Thanks for the info and videos.
     

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