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CANCELED – The Escalade Festival and historical parade (Geneva)
Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Each December, Geneva's residents celebrate the traditional Fête de l'Escalade.
The citywide holiday is dedicated to an event that occurred on the night of December 11 to 12, 1602. Read more about the historical significance in our dedicated 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.
More information about the Escalade Festival
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.
More information (The 2021 edition has been canceled.)
(Photographs copyright by Luc Buscarlet)