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Huge Canada Flag Lights up the Matterhorn

The illumination is part of the country's visual display of solidarity during the pandemic

Switzerland recently lit up the Matterhorn with the Canadian flag as part of their nightly light shows during the pandemic. “The big country with beautiful landscape and nice people suffers from the coronavirus like all other countries,” the village’s tourism board wrote on Twitter. “We send a sign of hope and our best wishes. #hope #Zermatt #Matterhorn.”

Director of Canada Switzerland Tourism Pascal Prinz shared the photo on his Twitter feed and said: “we share our #hope and #solidarity with the wonderful people of Canada and around the world.” There is a new projection on the Matterhorn every day and you can see them live via webcam. Some of the other messages that have been projected onto the Matterhorn include “#hope,” “dream now, travel later,” and “#AllOfUs.”

The project was started in association with light artist Gerry Hofstetter. It began on March 24 as a way to offer messages of hope to the people of Switzerland and of the world.