Black Forest, Germany – The Fasnacht
The festival of Fasnacht is a carnival in Alemannic folklore that takes place in the few days before Lent in Southern Germany, Switzerland and Alsace. The Alemanni were German tribes who lived in this part of Europe nearly two thousand years ago and this area remains characterised by a form of German with a distinct dialogue called Alemannic. The celebration literally means ‘Fasting Eve’ as it originally referred to the day before the fasting season of Lent. The schools are all closed for this festival and all over the Black Forest there are six days of parties and making merry.
blooming heck! They are terrifying…would not like to meet one of those on a dark night
I’ve never heard of this celebrations. Must be great fun – although I must say I wouldn’t fancy walking around the streets after dark on my own!
I’m going to have nightmares just from the pictures! Ha.