Basel Carnival

Basel Carnival

The Basel Carnival is part of the city’s identity – it is at the heart of its cultural creativity and provides three days of exceptional events. Due to its uniqueness and quality, Switzerland’s largest carnival is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The...
Maypole – spring custom

Maypole – spring custom

In May, many villages in the canton of Basel-Landschaft experience a colorful rival to the bright spring flowers – the maypole or maypoles. Decorated with colorful ribbons, they adorn the village fountains and lend the scenery a festive atmosphere. The tradition...
Chienbäse – carnival parade

Chienbäse – carnival parade

The Chienbäse is a carnival event that takes place on the Sunday evening after Ash Wednesday in Liestal in the district of Liestal in the canton of Basel-Country (Basel-Landschaft), Switzerland. This traditional celebration is known for the fact that burning...
Nünichlingler custom

Nünichlingler custom

On the evening of December 24, men dressed in enveloping cloaks, the Nünichlingler, gather to celebrate a fascinating custom. As soon as the last stroke of the nine o’clock bell sounds, the procession sets off. The men cross the village in an impressive line of...