Canadian Flag Illuminates The Matterhorn

The Swiss village of Zermatt projected the Canadian flag onto one of the world's most iconic mountains, the Matterhorn, on April 25, 2020.

The maple leaf was one of many national flags and messages of hope illuminating the mountain since the coronavirus crisis began. Since April 2, 2020, the 4,478m Alpine mountain has been beaming out uplifting messages, including "Stay at Home" and "Hope" by artist Gerry Hofstetter.

"With this light projection, Zermatt wants to give people a sign of hope and solidarity in these difficult times. The village shows solidarity with all the people who are currently suffering and is grateful to all those who are helping to overcome the crisis," writes Zermatt Tourism on its website.

According to a news release by Switzerland Tourism, Canada is one of the most popular emigration countries for Swiss people.

"Like many countries, the world's second-largest nation with beautiful landscapes and kind people has been affected by the Covid-19. We send a sign of hope and our hearts are heavy with sympathy," said the statement.

Click here to view a schedule of livestreaming events and watch past live projections.

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