Switzerland –  The Swiss festival of Unspunnen is a traditional celebration of Swiss mountain life and was rst held in 1805. However, it only became a regular event in 1946 and has since taken place every 12 years. 2017 is one of the lucky years.

The Unspunnen Swiss wrestling event will take place on 26-27 August and will be followed by the main festival on 1-3 September. Spectators can look forward to seeing farmers in traditional Swiss cos- tume, stone throwing, target shooting and the tradi- tional Swiss sport of Hornussen, Alphorn players and ag bearers, folk musicians, choristers, dancers in traditional Swiss costume, yodellers and much more besides.

The anniversary stamp, which was suggested by the festival committee, combines the wealth of Swiss traditions in one image.

On Saturday, 2 September 2017, a special post of ce will be set up at the festival site in Interlaken. A spe- cial cancellation is also being designed to mark the event. Designer Mansing Tang from Wabern will be on site to sign autographs. An event souvenir includ- ing a special stamp selection is also planned.

Issue Date: 11.05.2017
Designer: Mansing Tang, Wabern
Printer: Cartor Security Printing La Loupe, France
Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: Stamp: 33×28 mm, Sheetlet: 194×140 mm (4 rows of 5 stamps)