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ZURICH CULTURE - ZURICH CULTURE SWITZERLAND

Zurich CultureZurich Culture – One of the way Zurich display its culture to the world is through their tradition festival. These festivals are usually parade that flow through the city centre with floats, tradition costume dressing, fireworks etc. Some of the festivals are Sechseläuten (Zürich’s spring festival), Lichterschwimmen (before Christmas), Fasnacht (Zürich’s Carnival) and Festspiele (Zürich’s annual festival of opera, theatre, art and music). And on the theatre front, Zurich Opera house is responsible for displaying world class standard performance.

Ethnic Groups
German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%

Language
Switzerland has four official languages-German, French, Italian, and Romansch. In Zurich, the local language is a dialect of German called Swiss German which is different from the German spoken in Germany. English is widely spoken among the Swiss in the cities, particularly at hotels and restaurants. In fact, most of the younger generation do speak as it is taught as a 2nd language in school.

Religion
Roman Catholic and Protestant are the 2 main religion groups as their respective churches can be found everywhere in the city. The other minor religions are Judaism and Islam.