It is Fasching time in Germany! It is also known as Karneval, Fastnacht or Fastnet and in English it is simply called Carnival. This festival usually begins each year on 11 November at 11:11 a.m. and finishes on Ash Wednesday with the main festivities happening around Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) which is considered to be the "fifth season of the year".
I had witnessed a lot of carnival celebrations especially in the Bavarian region of Germany. I love especially watching the Festzug or festival parade. There you can find various costumes of the different groups who participates the carnival parade.
During the carnival season, you can also watch various shows and programs on German televisions who are kidding and making fun of politicians. There are still other activities like dancing, singing and shouting especially during the street carnivals.
Cologne, Mainz and Düsseldorf are some of the famous cities in Germany that celebrates carnival.
I took some photographs of the Fasching in Dietfurt, a town in Bavaria, Germany last year.
|Ladies are dancing during the Festzug or festival parade during the Fasching in Dietfurt.|
|This group had unique costumes during the carnival parade.|
|This group was so funny. I had fun watching them.|