Many Swiss cows spend summers high up in the Alps. These mountains cover much of the country. The grass, flowers, and herbs cows eat there give their milk a special taste. Farmers turn that milk into cheese, including Swiss cheese. That’s the kind with holes in it.
In the fall, the weather gets colder. Farmers lead the cows down the steep mountains to warmer temperatures.
As they travel, the Swiss proudly parade the cows through local villages. During the parade, people might sing a kind of song called a yodel. They might also play long horns called alpenhorns.
Switzerland is known for more than just parades, of course. For instance, it has more than 1,500 lakes. And it’s well-known for being neutral. In fact, it hasn’t been in a war since 1815. Keep reading to discover more!