This is a short post about a Carnival we went to, this year. It is called the Swiss Carnival or the “Fasnacht“. Over 200 carnivals take place throughout Switzerland in the week after Ash Wednesday, and most of the action is concentrated around the City Centers.
The carnival is a fascinating mix of party atmosphere, vivid costumes, stirring tunes of drummers and piccolo players, and the weird but wonderful music played by brass bands.
Many visitors and locals simply enjoy the experience of wandering around the city’s lively streets, alleys, checking out bars and restaurants while soaking up the festivities around. We did the same. 🙂
It’s so much fun to participate in and absorb the local traditions and customs, isn’t it?
So what’s happening in your neck of the woods this weekend?
Take care and Have Fun!