The world flags light up on Swiss mountain  


Switzerland’s Matterhorn Illuminated With Thai Flag To Show Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Image adapted from: Zermatt and Switzerland.

Last week, Switzerland‘s most famous mountain “Matterhorn” was lit up with flags from around the world in support of all the nations currently battling the COVID-19 crisis.

As part of this heartwarming gesture, Thailand’s Tri-rong Flag was projected on the Matterhorn at 12.45am on 24th April 2020.

Flags from around the world were put on display daily, from 24th March to 26th April.

Spain and Italy flags

Italy and Spain
Images adapted from: zermatt.matterhorn

America and Singapore flags

US and Singapore
Images adapted from: zermatt.matterhorn

Qatar and UAE flags

Qatar and UAE
Images adapted from: zermatt.matterhorn

India and Japan flags

India and Japan
Images adapted from: zermatt.matterhorn


Humble swiss town created huge impact


Switzerland’s Matterhorn Illuminated With Thai Flag To Show Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

‘The word’
Image credit: zermatt.matterhorn

This magnificent light show of hope was created by Zermatt, a small town in southern Switzerland with a population of only around 6,000 people. 

A statement regarding Thailand on the town’s website touched on the cancellation of our biggest festival, Songkran, due to the pandemic: 

“The always friendly population of Thailand suffers from coronavirus. Therefore, this year the Songkran could not be carried out in the usual way.” 

“We send a sign of hope and strength and show solidarity with the people of Thailand.” 

Switzerland’s Matterhorn Illuminated With Thai Flag To Show Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Image credit: zermatt.matterhorn

Besides the flags, the word “Thank you” was also projected on the mountain in 4 languages – English, French, German, and Spanish – to show gratitude to all health workers out there.

To view all flags displayed on the Matterhorn, click here.

Thank you, Switzerland! 

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