• Funkensonntag
    Driving away the winter on 'Funkensonntag'
  • Schloss Vaduz Staatsfeiertag
    Liechtenstein national holiday
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Customs & traditions

While most customs and traditions in Liechtenstein are based on those of the Alemannic people native to the region, there are a number that are unique to the principality. Many rites, customs and traditions are closely linked to the celebrations and saints' days of the Catholic Church. Here you will find a selection of customs and traditions in Liechtenstein.

Vaduz Castle on Liechtenstein's national holiday

Liechtenstein national holiday

Liechtenstein celebrates its national holiday on 15th August. more

The Christmas market in the centre of Vaduz

Christmas market

Each December a Christmas market takes place in Vaduz. more

Ceremonial cattle drive in fall

Ceremonial cattle drive

The driving down of cattle at the end of the summer from grazing pastures high in the Alps may no longer be the major event it once was, but it is still well worth a visit to  more

Driving away the winter on Funkensonntag

Further customs and traditions in Liechtenstein

As well as the many religious traditions, Liechtenstein is also home to a number of special customs that we would like to explain to our guests. more

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