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Halloween Trick or Treating in Geneva??

I live in Geneva and my 5yo son is desperate to go trick or treating this year. Is there any street anyone can recomend where we can do this?
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Old 04.10.2012, 11:14
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Re: Halloween Trick or Treating in Geneva??

time to resurrect this old thread...

Halloween for Kids in Geneva?

that being said "trick or treat" is fairly popular out where we live ( Mies, VD ) so perhaps get out of town a wee bit to some of the more residential areas..
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I hope you go with him and you have legal insurance.

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I hope you go with him and you have legal insurance.
we've been here 12 years, and for a few of those years I took a friends kids Trick or Treating... never had, or heard of any trouble.

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Would you allow your 5 year old child to go around town calling on strangers and asking for sweets? Your response astounds me, do you live on the moon?

Would you allow your child to trick strangers, when you are legally responsible for him? You obviously have no children, nor have you been living here very long!

Nothing has happened yet, well that is wonderful news. What are you going to say when it does happen and a 5 year old boy disappears?

Not so long ago a teenage girl was kidnapped and put in the trunk of a car, in the city of Geneva! She only escaped because the French driver crashed inside Geneva, and someone found her. The kidnappers are now in prison.
http://geneve-criminalite.blogspot.c...-ecope-de.html

Halloween, trick or treating, NOT a wonderful idea! And as I said, "I hope you are going with him"

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Would you allow your 5 year old child to go around town calling on strangers and asking for sweets? Your response astounds me, do you live on the moon?

Would you allow your child to trick strangers, when you are legally responsible for him? You obviously have no children, nor have you been living here very long!

Nothing has happened yet, well that is wonderful news. What are you going to say when it does happen and a 5 year old boy disappears?

Not so long ago a teenage girl was kidnapped and put in the trunk of a car, in the city of Geneva! She only escaped because the French driver crashed inside Geneva, and someone found her.

Halloween, trick or treating, NOT a wonderful idea! And as I said, "I hope you are going with him"

trick or treat ... apart from a little pumpkin smashing I've never heard of anyone actually taking up the trick part.

no one in their right mind would ever advocate a 5 year old going trick or treating with out adult supervision

as for a teenager being kidnapped.. unfortunately those things happen, but personally I think it less likely on halloween night as , certainly in our neighbourhood, teenagers travel in packs, and on Halloween night more so than other nights of the year there are watchful eyes from many houses.

yes, it's horrible.. bad things happen... but does that mean we should wrap children in cotton wool and prevent them from leaving the house until a certain age?.. which age would that be ?
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Would you allow your 5 year old child to go around town calling on strangers and asking for sweets? Your response astounds me, do you live on the moon?

Would you allow your child to trick strangers, when you are legally responsible for him? You obviously have no children, nor have you been living here very long!

Nothing has happened yet, well that is wonderful news. What are you going to say when it does happen and a 5 year old boy disappears?

Not so long ago a teenage girl was kidnapped and put in the trunk of a car, in the city of Geneva! She only escaped because the French driver crashed inside Geneva, and someone found her.

Halloween, trick or treating, NOT a wonderful idea! And as I said, "I hope you are going with him"

I think little kids will need adults with them anyway because you have to be over the age of 6 (or a big 5 year old) to reach most of the bell-push panels on apartment buildings. Hate Hallowe'en and all its pumpkin preposterousness.

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trick or treat ... apart from a little pumpkin smashing I've never heard of anyone actually taking up the trick part.
The little scrotes round by my mum's indulge in a fair amount of "tricking" more commonly known as criminal damage and vandalism.
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The little scrotes round by my mum's indulge in a fair amount of "tricking" more commonly known as criminal damage and vandalism.
curious... where is that? as honestly I've never seen it here.
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curious... where is that? as honestly I've never seen it here.
I guess it doesn't happen in sunny Switzerland. This is the UK where Trick or Treat has become an excuse for the local yoof to wreck stuff.

Gone are the days where you would just find your bin up-ended or your car aerial bent. Now they are more likely to pour half a can of 4 star over your garden shed or cat and set it alight. Little barstewards.

It's put me off Hallowe'en on a global scale.
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I guess it doesn't happen in sunny Switzerland. This is the UK where Trick or Treat has become an excuse for the local yoof to wreck stuff.

Gone are the days where you would just find your bin up-ended or your car aerial bent. Now they are more likely to pour half a can of 4 star over your garden shed or cat and set it alight. Little barstewards.

It's put me off Hallowe'en on a global scale.
ok, sorry for your experiences, but as yet... I don't think... I certainly hope that culture does not exist here.

being a Yank (to some degree) I guess, right or wrong, I am more sentimental
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Re: Halloween Trick or Treating in Geneva??

For a year or three I used to buy sweets at Halloween to hand out to the kiddies back in the UK, then I got fed up and just sat watching TV in the dark with the curtains closed waiting for 1st November.
And don't get me started on Bonfire night!

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I used to love Halloween as a child when we used to dress up in as ghosts in old sheets or witches in black crepe paper, hollow out a swede to make a lantern (no pumpkins in those days in the UK), no mean feat, and have parties bobbing for apples and other games.
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Not something I'd encourage. It's bad enough in the US without it spreading to other countries. Shouldn't think the Wiccan community is very happy about having one of their major ritual days trivialised either.
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Re: Halloween Trick or Treating in Geneva??

Thank Gawd there was no Trick or Treating was I was growing up in 70's Britain. Because of the nearness to Guy Fawkes, we were content just to go banger raiding - with the occasional air bomb, for good measure.

When I live in Uncle Sam's backyard, in a shared house, we used to draw the curtains, put out the lights, disconnect the doorbell and just get wrecked in the dark .... because we never had any sweets in the house, after having had the munchies.
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Re: Halloween Trick or Treating in Geneva??

I hate that thing. Hopefully it seems it wasn't *adopted* or at least it started to disappear.

Sadly it seems that it killed the local feast (fete ?) of the escalade, where young kids where going from door to door, singing the *escalade* songs to get some money, as I did when I was kid.
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The tacky pumpkin fest has been around a lot longer than their religion.
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Would you allow your 5 year old child to go around town calling on strangers and asking for sweets? Your response astounds me, do you live on the moon?

Would you allow your child to trick strangers, when you are legally responsible for him? You obviously have no children, nor have you been living here very long!

Nothing has happened yet, well that is wonderful news. What are you going to say when it does happen and a 5 year old boy disappears?

Not so long ago a teenage girl was kidnapped and put in the trunk of a car, in the city of Geneva! She only escaped because the French driver crashed inside Geneva, and someone found her. The kidnappers are now in prison.
http://geneve-criminalite.blogspot.c...-ecope-de.html

Halloween, trick or treating, NOT a wonderful idea! And as I said, "I hope you are going with him"

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No, I grew up in the US, where this is a very normal thing. Do YOU live on the moon?

And it was abnormal there for younger children to go about alone, unlike here, where I see young children routinely walking to and from school, riding buses, etc unattended. If it is normally so safe that children do this, what is so dangerous about Oct 31st?

I would not allow my child to do tricks to strangers; I would teach him/her proper behavior, and if s/he misbehaves, I would punish him/her. IME, most of the "tricks" performed in the US are of the petty variety and fall below a threshold where insurances need be involved. If my child TP'ed a house, s/he would be cleaning it up the next morning.

Yes, there are bad people out there, but if we all stay inside and hide, haven't they won?

BTW, have you ever experienced Halloween in the US? For the most (98%) part, it goes very smoothly, everyone has fun, and nobody is hurt.
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If it is normally so safe that children do this, what is so dangerous about Oct 31st?
.... because of the bloody witches, of course.

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Yes ..... a house full of Brits, quivering in the dark, in case the local homies and hoodies wreck the joint.
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