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Spring Time

Spring in Switzerland is an interesting season. Some years we get lucky and live through months of beautiful sunshine, blooming flowers and trees and just a few showers. Other years we are not as lucky and most spring days are cold, gray and rainy. This year - as in most years - it seems to be a mixture of both. But even if spring seems gray, there's always the hope for a good summer...

However, there are also some highlights to look forward to this spring in Switzerland:
  1. April Fools Day: when Swiss children (and even serious Swiss newspapers) tell made up stories. Will you fall into the trap or can you spot the lie?
  2. Easter: fun holiday that Swiss people spend eating lots of chocolate bunnies and eggs. If you want to be more creative you could try to bake your own version of Easter Bunnies. Don't forget to brush up on your Easter vocabulary with this Easter dictionary as well!
  3. Sechseläuten: this Zurich spring festival in April attracts lots of visitors every year. The highlight (one which you'll especially enjoy if you're tired of snow and winter): the burning of the Böögg, a snowman!
Now, if those aren't enough to keep you happy and you feel like the bad weather is crowding your mind, you should take a look at this list of things to do to bring color into the gray days

Happy spring everyone!


spring flowers - Alwin Gasser  / pixelio.de 




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  1. Thank you for nice photo and ideas!
    I'm updating Tokyo's sakura (cherry blossom) info on my blog and they started to bloom just yesterday. Spring came! But it's cloudy today... No day for flower photos.
    Things don't go as we want. I wait and hope good spring.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm sure the cherry blossom must be spectacular in Japan. I'll make sure to check out your pictures once you have them. :)

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