Fasching in Breitenbrunn, Bavaria

It is still Fasching time in Germany. If you happen to read about my previous posts about Fasching, you will probably have an idea of what it is. It is also called in English as carnival or carnaval. What do you expect when you say carnival? Actually, the highlight of this event can be seen and witnessed during the parade, where you will find people wearing costumes of different designs, colors and masks for example are also being used.

If you happen to visit a German Fasching or carnival, you are free to shout “Helau” or “Alaaf”. I finally figured this out after watching some carnivals in the nearby towns like in Breitenbrunn, Velburg and Dietfurt.

Here are some images taken from the Fasching or carnival in Breitenbrunn. It is a municipality in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany.

this is how carnival in Germany looks like. The famous carnivals in this country are celebrated in Cologne, Mainz and Düsseldorf.


The Carnival spirit is then temporarily suspended during Advent and Christmas, and picks up again in earnest in the New Year. The time of merrymaking in the streets is officially declared open at the Alter Markt during the Cologne Carnival on the Thursday before the beginning of Lent. The main event is the street carnival that takes place in the period between the Thursday before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday. Carnival Thursday is called Altweiber (Old women day) in Düsseldorf or Wieverfastelovend (The women’s day) in Cologne. wikipedia

 
 

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