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Here is Christina with your German word of the week! This week: der Fasching / the carnival Fasching is the German word for c.

Fasching 2013 is the German version of Mardi Gras or Carnival/Carnaval. This is the festive season before Lent originally celebrated by Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox cultures around the world—from Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans to the famous Carnavale in Venice, Italy that dates to the thirteenth century.

Learn about Carnival in Germany, with parties and celebrations that rival the world-famous Rio Carnaval or New Orleans Mardi Gras.

Fasching, Fastnacht, Carnival, Mardis Gras in Germany.  Traditional masks and costumes.

Fastnacht (Swabian-Alemannic Fastnacht), Switzerland, southern Germany, Alsace and western Austria - The pre-Lenten carnival in Alemannic folklore, celebrated on the last Tuesday before Lent

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Fasnet (Mardi Gras) in Rottweil, Germany.

Fasnet Fasnacht Fasching by Peter Kulpe - Photo 4574549 / 500px

Fasnet Fasnacht Fasching by Peter Kulpe on

Hexenzunft Bühler Hexen e.V.

Hexenzunft Bühler Hexen e.V.


"Hopfennarr" at Fastnach, a celebration of donuts and all the best foods at the end of February.