10 Facts about Fasching

There will be a mass concentration of people when a parade is conducted. Fasching is one of the notable parades. It is held in a number of German-speaking countries like in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  The traditions and customs are unique and special during Fasching. The festivities are performed before Lent.  The ways the people celebrate Fasching depend on the regions, cities and countries. Get facts about Fasching below

Facts about Fasching 1: the name

The carnival is called Fasching in some regions of South and East Germany and Austria. It is called Fasnacht in Switzerland. Other names include Fasnet, Fassenacht and Fas(t)nacht.

Fasching Facts

Fasching Facts

Facts about Fasching 2: the carnival traditions

The carnival traditions in Germany are celebrated by the Roman Catholic people in western and southern parts of Germany. Fastelavend is used to call the carnival among the Protestant North.

Facts about Fasching 3: the traditional custom

The traditional custom during Fasching was collecting bacon, eggs and sausages from one house to another house in the villages. The food will be consumed by the people during the festive evening.

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Facts about Fasching

Facts about Fasching

Facts about Fasching 4: the costume

The young people wore the masks to collect the food door to door and created noise. This tradition had long gone over the years. It is replaced with carnivals and parades.

Facts about Fasching 5: the carnival session

The Fifth Season is the carnival session in Germany, which starts on November 11 at 11:11. It is the annual celebration. It ends on Ash Wednesday in the following year. Rose Monday or Rosenmontag marks the primary festivity of the celebration.

Facts about Fasching 6: the parties and festivities

The parties and festivities will be conducted in January. The carnival week will start before Ash Wednesday in Germany on Fat Thursday.

Facts about Fasching 7: variations

There are two major variations of Fasching. The most notable one is Cologne Carnival.  It is the largest one. Another one is the Rhenish Carnival held in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Fasching

Facts about Fasching 8: the modern carnival

In 1823, Fasching appeared as the modern carnival. In Cologne, a Carnival Club was established.

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Facts about Fasching 9: the sessions

The sessions are organized by the carnival clubs where the invited guests and members of the clubs sing, dance and have comedy performance. They wear costumes.

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carnival fasching

Facts about Fasching 10: Narrhallamarsch

Narrhallamarsch is considered as the most popular musical piece performance during the sessions.

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