Fasnet – Fasenacht – Carnival…
Out of the many different shapes and forms that carnival takes around the world, this is the one of my home region – in the very south of Germany, the Swabian-Alemannic Fastnacht. (I’ll spare you the waffling, and re-route you to Wikipedia, if you want to learn more).
Wooden masks and ‘guilds’ of various creatures, diverse and amazing-looking. Out with the winter, in with the spring!
Aren’t they lovely?
During ‘Fasnet’, there are parades ever weekend, in different villages around the area. When I was home now last weekend, I went to the parade in Nonnenhorn, and loved every second of it!