Guide to free outdoor movies in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – It is that time of the year when canton Geneva takes movies outside for the benefit of kids and grownups alike. Most films are fan favorites, not new releases. The point here thought, is the experience of the picnic and a movie under the stars.

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations and Activities in Geneva, Lausanne 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland – “Kiss Me, I’m..” well, no, but I can’t deny I wear green and enjoy St Patrick’s Day celebrations as any green-blooded fella out there. Therefore, following a seven-year tradition, here’s my annual list of bars that celebrate St Paddy’s, and of other St Patrick’s Day activities in the area.

Celebrating Swiss National Day on 1 August in Geneva

Originally posted on All About Geneva:
POST UPDATED FOR SWISS NATIONAL DAY 2016 GENEVA, Switzerland – The Swiss celebrate this 1 August, 724 years of togetherness after a day in early August 1291, when three cantons, Uri, Schwyz and Unterwald (today Nidwalden and Obwalden), signed a Letter of Alliance to protect each other. The 1291 agreement paved the road for what would…

Where to watch fireworks for the 14 July French National Day

Lake Geneva, France – Happy 14 July France! In a few hours, our neighbors in France will be commemorating the start of the French Revolution (marked by the Storming of the Bastille in 1789) and the beginning of the République with music and fireworks. 

Good Friday, Easter around Lake Geneva: markets and processions

GENEVA, Switzerland – Good Friday, an official holiday in 24 out of 26 cantons in Switzerland (strangely not in two of the most Catholic, Valais and Ticino) is commemorated with markets, processions and Via Crucis. Then, on Monday, in addition to religious services a few good Easter egg hunts. Check it out. 

List of Carnivals in Switzerland

GENEVA, Switzerland – Carnival season is upon us, and whether you are a long-term resident or a newly-arrived expat, you should experience one of these celebrations, as they can be a lot of fun. Some of the carnivals are scary, and I mean, the purpose is to scare you—and winter away—as much as possible (see video below). 

Get Ready to Rumble! Emergency Sirens Test Across Switzerland Today

GENEVA, Switzerland – Get ready to rumble! The annual Swiss emergency alert system testing takes place today (the first Wednesday of February) from 13:30 to 14:30. With almost 8,000 high power sirens going off at once for two hours —116 sirens alone in canton Geneva— this is a sound you won’t soon forget.

New Year’s Eve 2015-2016 in Geneva

To see events for New Year’s Eve 2016 click here! GENEVA, Switzerland – Spending New Year’s Eve in Geneva and looking to celebrate it outdoors? Here’s what’s on —and most of it free— during the last eve of 2015.