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Never heard of that one!!
So the probable answer is Yes

Unless Lachen doesn't do that, I seem to remember that a few Gemeide have had to cancel the event. I can't remember which, but a couple EF members live in Lachen and should know.
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Old 15.02.2018, 13:06
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Did you sleep through Schulsilvester? Though around here they make much less noise than a Guggemusig.
I used to turn my door bell off the night before.

But did you know they stopped Schulsilvester? I didn't like it but I shook my head when I heard that.
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I used to turn my door bell off the night before.

But did you know they stopped Schulsilvester? I didn't like it but I shook my head when I heard that.
I rarely do as I tend to forget to turn it back on.

Same, but the decision seems well founded, in Zürich it went really overboard with some literally blowing up mailboxes, ropes pulled tight across the street (yes, can be outright lethal for a cyclist), containers pushed down the road and into crossings, etc. Destructiveness for destructiveness' sake.
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Old 15.02.2018, 14:42
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I rarely do as I tend to forget to turn it back on.

Same, but the decision seems well founded, in Zürich it went really overboard with some literally blowing up mailboxes, ropes pulled tight across the street (yes, can be outright lethal for a cyclist), containers pushed down the road and into crossings, etc. Destructiveness for destructiveness' sake.
It seems that Halloween is turning more and more into that these days. A license to be a jerk.
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It seems that Halloween is turning more and more into that these days. A license to be a jerk.
Perhaps the good old 1.Mai Demo had its good effects after all as it must have let some angry young let off steam.
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Old 15.02.2018, 15:52
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Perhaps the good old 1.Mai Demo had its good effects after all as it must have let some angry young let off steam.
Is that banned too now? (Not that I'd personally miss something).
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Old 15.02.2018, 16:56
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Is that banned too now? (Not that I'd personally miss something).
I don't think the riots have ever been legal... (The actual march organised by the trade union still exists, but that was traditionally not the issue...)
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Old 15.02.2018, 17:08
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I don't think the riots have ever been legal... (The actual march organised by the trade union still exists, but that was traditionally not the issue...)
LOL, no, the riots never were legal.
Unfortunately there is a rioter-tourism for that. And also I don't really understand what the riots - theoretically - are about. It's the day of the labourer, so who's smashing in the windows? The bankers?
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LOL, no, the riots never were legal.
Unfortunately there is a rioter-tourism for that. And also I don't really understand what the riots - theoretically - are about. It's the day of the labourer, so who's smashing in the windows? The bankers?
I meant the "Nachdemo" by what's called the black bloch, not the officially approved Demo.

I think the Nachdemo used to be a fundamental protest against capitalism as well as the state's monopoly of power and use of force. But I doubt it has has much of an actual policitical background these days, I think it's much more about "Action" (German meaning) and "Randale". Roughly on the same level as sports hooligans, who use football and hockey as an excuse.
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You should all move to my village. Not a hint of anything to do with Fasnacht or Carnevale. Nice and peaceful we are. And I was still up at 525.am as usual.


Same in Calvinist Geneva, no such frivolities as Carnival and other exuberant displays of joy and festive mood.
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Tomorrow is the grand finale around here, though there is another small one in a week.

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Tomorrow is the grand finale around here, though there is another small one in a week.

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You Ticinese are always at it!
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Which reminds me:


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