A word from Stéphanie Lammar, administrative councilor in charge of culture

An unmissable cultural event in our city, the Carouge Spring Festival has become a cultural ritual in Carouge that marks the arrival of the beautiful season.  

So what could be more natural than to make rites and rituals the theme of this year's event?

Rites, rituals and festive events are customary activities that structure the life of communities and groups, and to which many of their members are attached and participate. They bring people together and facilitate the creation of bonds. Just like culture, and in particular the Carouge Spring Festival.

For nearly 58 years, this event has offered the population, the entire population, in a festive, community and participative way, a glimpse of multiple cultural expressions dedicated to a great theme. Since its origins, this constellation of events, both popular and scholarly, attests to the identity and cultural vocation of Carouge. A place of creation, freedom and sharing, Carouge has always claimed the rich plurality of artistic expression. The Carouge Spring Festival is a unique opportunity to showcase them and constitutes a beautiful moment of exchange and "living together", because, we must never forget, culture brings people together, federates and is for everyone.

Happy Spring in Carouge!