Centuries-old local, regional and national traditions are still alive in Switzerland today. They are very diverse, and often related to the seasons of the year. Alphorns and yodelling are well known. Both typical customs of mountainous areas, they are part of many festivals.
Customs and traditions are highly valued in Switzerland and are as diverse as they are rich. They often stem from the local farming and manual labour contexts or from life in alpine areas. Numerous customs and folkloric festivals are related to the seasons. Yodelling, Swiss wrestling, gymnastics, shooting, costume and other festivals take place at national level at regular intervals, always in a different place.