The Swabian-Alemannic Carnival In Germany

Swabian-Alemannic Carnival

Swabian-Alemannic Carnival

In the land of the ancient peoples of the Swabians and Alemanni, between Lake Constance and the Black Forest, with Constance , Überlingen, Rottweil and Villingen-Schwenningen as strongholds of the carnival, each town has its own, unique carnival tradition. Parades, processions, demonstrations and dancing will follow until Ash Wednesday.

The Swabian-Alemannic carnival, on the streets, clubs and ballrooms each city around the lake Constance, the third body of water in Europe and a crossroads of three countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland ). Different from city to city, according to customs and traditions that are rooted in the distant past, the celebrations are still some features in common, such as traditional street parades, masked balls or the “concert of crazy”, true performances of magazine in town halls.

To live near the unmistakable spirit of the holiday, just attend one of the traditional costume parades. One of the most charming and engaging held in Constanta on Thursday before Lent. The party begins in the morning, with Narren, engaged in a noisy awakening of the city. In the afternoon a large and colorful procession is pouring into the city center, going through the squares and streets until evening, when the party moves to the local establishment, accompanied by concerts and traditional cuisine. From January 20 to 22, the city also will host the traditional gathering of the “mad” corporate carnival Carnival of the Swabian-Alemannic: 68 associations from Baden-Wurttemberg, from Bavaria and Switzerland will flood the city with colorful parades, music and folklore.

It’s always on the shores of Lake Constance , Überlingen, to be exact, that encounters one of the most striking appointments with the Swabian-Alemannic carnival. Hänsele is the undisputed star, a mask dating from the eighteenth century by the curious dress made of colored scales, the tail of a fox and a heavy whip in his hand. Event not to miss is the Hänselejuck, the masked procession of over a thousand Hänsele, the Saturday of Carnival (February 18) invades the streets dancing and traditional music. The following Sunday to take to the road is, however, the traditional parade of masks and floats, and followed the “Rose Monday” (February 20) dall’Hemdglonkerumzug, the curious procession populated by hundreds of masks dressed in white, that in her nightgown and a pointed cap through the city with music and with a crash.

Originally posted 2012-07-31 21:56:55.

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