Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

 

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

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Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

 

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

Every February and March all over Switzerland towns and villages counter the cold and the grey of Winter with the vibrant celebrations of Fasnacht.

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

In fact over 200 carnivals take place throughout the country and each one has its own special character.

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

With music, dancing, out of tune brass bands and colourful and imaginative costumes each one is a massive party and often celebrated from dawn till dusk. The streets are strewn with confetti as the costumed parades march through the town and people travel from near and far to enjoy the spectacle.

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

There are even special foods eaten around this time, for example the Fasnachtschuechli which are special thin rolled-out pastries which are deep fried and which you can find in all the supermarkets and bakeries.

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

 

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

The photos here are of the the Fasnacht celebrations in Lucerne and in Basel taken by NewInZurich photographer Carmen Sirboiu.

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

Basel is the most famous Fasnacht celebration and takes place over three days in February kicking off at 4am in the morning with Morgenstraich.

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

Around 15,000 to  20,000 costumed participants take part in the festivities and the city is transformed by day and night.

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

 

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

 

 Switzerland Festival and traditions

 

 Switzerland Festival and traditions

 

 Switzerland Festival and traditions

 

 Switzerland Festival and traditions

 

 Switzerland Festival and traditions

 

Carneval parades Switzerland

 

Carnival parades Switzerland

 

Carneval parades Switzerland

 

Carneval parade Switzerland

 

Carnival Switzerland

 

Fasnacht Photos Switzerland

 

Grim carnival parades Switzerland

 

Little child at Carnival

 

Carnival Switzerland

 

Carneval Switzerland

 

Carneval Switzerland

 

Carneval Switzerland

We hope you enjoyed the photos and are able to visit one of the Fasnacht celebrations in Switzerland.  Take a look here for details of the main ones near Zurich.

All photos by Carmen Sirboiu.

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Crazy Carnival at Lucerne Fasnacht

Celebrating Fasnacht in Basel Switzerland

Fasnacht in Zurich and Switzerland ….

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