Welcome 2021!! Let this new year bring optimism and a fresh start. And be sure to wish everyone you meet today in Geneva a “Bonne Année!”

You may have noticed some good luck symbols popping up in Coop/Migros, or pastry shop windows (always the best way to learn the imagery associated with each holiday). Little pink pigs, chimney sweeps, horseshoes, ladybugs, 4-leaf clovers and more.

Many of these symbols represent good luck and fortune across many cultures, particularly the pig. So perhaps enjoy a delicious pork dish, BBQ, or marzipan piglet today to ensure an extra bit of luck in 2021.

And for you legal eagles, be sure to stay up-to-date with Swiss legislation that goes into effect starting January 1, 2020, including paternity/family leave, gender quotas, new traffic laws and more! Read more here.

We are a group of international women living in Geneva, Switzerland. If you would like to learn more about our activities and excursions, visit our website at  http://www.aiwcgeneva.org/