If you want to eat chocolate relish and rejoice with Swiss. that they were able to defend in 1602 Geneva, the invaders from Savoy, then you just need to visit the biggest festival Geneva: Escalade.
The name of the celebration received from the French word “staircase”, which army the Duke of Savoy tried to climb into the night to storm the city. According to legend, all the plans savoytsev hit by a woman, which is poured on the heads of the attackers pot of boiling soup, and then sent down a pot, noise picked up.
Now Genevans gather around the city on holiday ladder, molded chocolate pots (chocolate pots), full of sweets and chocolates, smash them together in solidarity gorge. A night on the Old Town where the procession with torches and the square at the Cathedral kindle a great fire.
And of course, this is a great carnival event, to which the locals prepare traditional costumes, armor and Geneva again turns into a medieval village, triumphantly otbivshy attack enemy troops.
Official site of the Festival: http://www.1602.ch