Näfelser Fahrt: National Anthem
Musicians, soldiers, police and civilians in a colorful informal formation next to the battle monument east of Näfels town. While the church choir is singing the national anthem, most of the audience is silent - not out of sheer reverence, but rather because most Swiss citizens simply don't know more than half of the first verse of it by heart ...
This photo might also serve as an illustration for some other more or less typical aspects of Switzerland:
Photo taken at "Näfelser Fahrt", an annual commemoration day with processions, marching bands, political speeches and sermons to celebrate the anniversary of the battle of Näfels back in 1388.
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Photos taken on 2007-04-12 in Glarus and Näfels, canton Glarus (GL),
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