Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions and almost all Information for the Muhlebach Expatriates.


Räbeliechtli (Little Turnip Lantern)

Räbeliechtli is celebrated in early November mostly in the German-speaking regions of Switzerland. Children carve radishes into lanterns. The festival has its roots in Nordic traditions.

The word Räbeliechtli comes from "rabe" or "rübe" meaning "turnip" and "liecht" or "licht" meaning "light". The "li" at the end of the word is the diminutive, making it "the little light of the turnip".

As part of the festival, children sing this song: