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Swiss community at One World Day

The Cleveland Swiss community demonstrated their heritage at One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. One World Day has been the official event of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation since 1946. Over 40,000 people visited the gardens on One World Day 2022.

The Swiss community participated in the Parade of Flags for the first time!

Swiss community in Parade of Flags at One World Day 2022

Swiss community in Parade of Flags at One World Day 2022

Swiss community in Parade of Flags at One World Day 2022

Swiss community in Parade of Flags at One World Day 2022

Here is a video of the entire Parade of Flags.

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Switzerland in the 2022 Tour de France

In this special episode of Fun with Maps, host Dan Hanson looks at the map of the most famous bicycle race in the world, the Tour de France. Dan admits that he knew very little about the Tour de France outside of hearing names like Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong and about the yellow jersey. But while flipping through TV channels he saw some of the race and became hooked.

The peloton is particularly intriguing with the large group of riders mere inches from each other and the individual and team strategies for drafting and more. He also learned about the significance of not just the yellow jersey but the green, white and polka dot jerseys. The 2022 Tour de France (going on right now) began on July 1 with the Grand Départ in Denmark, the 10th country to host a start. With about 5.8 million people in Denmark about 9 out of 10 Danes own a bicycle and there are about 12,000km of bike routes across the country. There are 673,000 bikes just in the capital city of Copenhagen which has been named the world's best cycling city.

In this video Dan touches on the history of the race and some of the countries it has passed through. He is looking forward to the final stage in Paris on July 24 as the cyclists ride down the Champs-Élysées.

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Laura Nelson is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. At the 2009 Cleveland Oktoberfest, she explained the Alphorn (all lips, 2 holes) and told a story of calling the cows in Switzerland. She performed a traditional Song of the Cowherds.

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Swiss History and Culture

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Swiss History

The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three.

The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars.

The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002.

Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

(facts courtesy of CIA World Fact Book)

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