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Christmas possibly 'cancelled' due to pandemic

National News // Sept. 9, 2020

Will the virus cancel Christmas? 

Unsplash Christmas possibly 'cancelled' due to pandemic

The first seasonal victim of the virus has been announced – the traditional Christmas market on the Franziskanerplatz in Lucerne is off. 

Organizers say the strict social distancing rules means it can’t go ahead. 

The move could send a signal across the country that other markets may be in danger, which would be a disaster for small stall owners. 

But even if some markets did go ahead – would people actually go? The head of the Lucerne Christmas Association, Albert Schwarzenbach, says he doesn’t think face masks and mulled wine go together. 


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