Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fasching Season

Fasching (carnival) has been called the fifth season in Germany. One way to think of it is similar to the Christmas season. During Christmas there are parties at school for the kids, parties at work for the adults, community parties, Santa is in the mall, some cities have parades, Santa can be spotted in coffee shops and ski hills....... Well fasching is a bit like that. Here are some of the different fasching events we have been to over the past two and a half weeks.

Different fasching clubs get together and perform at shows for each other.

There are adult fasching parties held by each club.

There are village fasching parties for children.

There are fasching parties at a homes for mentally handicap adults.

 
There are fasching parties at homes for handicap children.

There are fasching parties at grocery stores.

There are fasching parties at some bakeries. (The photo is from the storage room at another grocery store. I didn't get any pictures from the bakery.)

Old wives fasching is a special night that starts when women bring scissors to the office, cut off the ties of the men, dress-up in costumes and then go out for a night on the town. (Sorry - no pictures from that night.)

There are fasching parties at schools.

There are fasching parties for seniors.

On Rosen Montag (Rose Monday) there are always lots of fasching parties. The kids and I danced at a total of five places that day.

And last but not least on Faschingsdienstag (Carnival Tuesday - Mardi Gras) is the Fasching Parade.
No wonder I feel tired...............

Stay tuned for more on the Fasching Parade. I plan to write about it in the next day or two.
Highhill Homeschool

3 comments:

  1. That does sound tiring, but loads of fun as well!:-)

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  2. So is this during the Christmas holidays? I am hoping next year we can head over the Germany for the Christmas markets. I hear they are great! Glad you are getting to experience the culture isn't it so much fun!

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  3. No - It ends the day before Ash Wednesday (when lent starts). So the date moves each year. I was just comparing the Fasching season with the Christmas season. Sorry for the confustion.

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