The Rabadan of Bellinzona is among the most famous carnivals in Switzerland, along with those of Basel and Lucerne. Rabadan is a dialect term that indicates the “confusion”, the “noise”, and that derives directly from the Milanese dialect because Bellinzona was part, until the sixteenth century, of the Duchy of Milan.
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August 1 falls on a Saturday this year, one more reason to go across the border since the morning to make swiss brunch and celebrate the most important swiss recurrence
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