Sunday Funday

No work on Sunday, Funday
There are many things that are not permitted on Sundays here in Switzerland. They include:
  • vacuuming
  • Laundry
  • Running a Dishwasher
  • Mowing your lawn
  • Washing your car
  • Pulling weeds in your garden
  • Pretty much all work whatsoever

As a result, most stores and businesses are closed on Sunday.  What are you supposed to do on Sundays in Switzerland?  Here’s a list:

  • Hike (one of the most quintessentially Swiss activities)
  • Ski (the other one)
  • Boat
  • Bike
  • Have a drink at a cafe (the drink is often alcoholic), after church or otherwise
  • Going to church not required or encouraged, but permitted for individuals to choose
  • Spend time with your family
  • Watch a movie
  • Listen to music
  • Enjoy a nice meal
  • Enjoy the weather
  • Enjoy not working

As an American, this is a very foreign concept. The up side, it is remarkably easy to get used to.

 

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