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The Escalade Festival with Historical Parade (Geneva)

Dec 7 - Dec 9

- Free
Escalade Festival in Geneva

Each December, Geneva’s residents celebrate the traditional Fête de l’Escalade.

The citywide holiday is dedicated to an event that occurred in the night of December 11 to 12, 1602. Read more about the historical significance in our blog post. But the point is that you can be a part of Europe’s largest historical parade right here in Geneva. (On Friday night, expect some 800 people dressed in historic outfits in the parade that starts at St. Peter’s.)

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Fri, 6 – 7:30 PM: “Tribute to victims” procession from the old town to Saint-Gervais
Sat and Sun: Various activities in the old town
Sun, 5 – 8:30 PM: Great historical procession.

Download the full program including guided tours (PDF)

Geneva - l'Escalade Parade - Copyright Luc Buscarlet(Photographs copyright by Luc Buscarlet)

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Details

Start:
Dec 7
End:
Dec 9
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
http://www.1602.ch

Venue

Various locations in Geneva
Geneva, GE 1200 Switzerland

Details

Start:
Dec 7
End:
Dec 9
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
http://www.1602.ch

Venue

Various locations in Geneva
Geneva, GE 1200 Switzerland