GENEVA, Switzerland – Every year, after a long and parma-gray winter, Genevans gather up to wish winter away and celebrate the arrival of spring. The celebration, known as Bonhomme Hiver, takes place across the canton and is usually organized by neighborhood associations.
GENEVA — US President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country, has sparked a global backlash including from neutral Switzerland which stated that such ban is “contrary” to the Geneva Conventions.
. EVIAN (Lake Geneva) – There are only a few days left until the end of one of the most magical displays in the Lake Geneva region, the Flottines. For the past ten years, this giant outdoor exhibit has come to life thanks to the Theatre de la Toupine artists in Evian, neighboring France. The “fabulous village” for kids and grownups…
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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…
GENEVA, Switzerland – The wildly popular Ville-est-a-Vous—a bizarre bazaar of neighborhood street festivals featuring blocks and blocks of fleamarkets, music and food stalls—is back but, before you head out with your wears, beware. A lack of volunteers and administrative reluctance is severely cutting back the fun.
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.
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.
GENEVA, Switzerland – Canton Geneva is set to build a new reception center for asylum-seekers near the airport said this week Swiss radio chain, RTS.
BERN – Switzerland’s will “to guarantee employment and prosperity” is the theme portrayed by the Swiss Federal Council in its 2016 official photo taken inside a Swiss factory featuring five factory workers.
BERN, Switzerland – The Swiss National Council has lifted barriers for the simplified naturalisation procedure of foreign nationals who are registered partners of a Swiss citizen.
GENEVA, Switzerland – If you know what “Black Friday,” “Thanksgiving Eve” or “Drinksgiving” is, then you are probably homesick and in need of turkey, pronto.
GENEVA, Switzerland – The first round of the Swiss federal elections ended with less than surprising results: the country continues to tilt right with the anti-immigrant and anti-EU Swiss People’s Party (UDC in French/SVP in German) taking 11 new seats in the National Council while the Radical Liberal Party (PLR in French) gained three more spots in the…