What’s on in April 2016 in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – Here’s my selection of events taking place in Geneva (and a few beyond) in April 2016. I will update the list throughout the month.

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). 

Swiss Carnival Season is Here, Find Out Where!

GENEVA, Switzerland – Carnaval, carnival, fasnacht, karnivale and brandons are some of the names by which the festive season of street celebrations filled with parades, brass bands and masquerades, that usually take place before Lent, have begun in Switzerland.

Venetian Carnival in Annecy, France

ANNECY, France – This weekend, get your fancy mask ready and head to Annecy in neighboring France, for the largest Venetian-inspired carnival in the Lake Geneva region. Forget guggenmasks, here is all about being mysteriously beautiful.