Every year there comes a time in which the streets are colourful and the people happy. This time of year is my favorite. Fasching is the name for carnival.
This time technically starts on the 11.11 at 11:11. From this day on, offering shows at the weekend , however the real party begins on thursday before lent. This day is called weiberfastnacht. This doesn't have a translation but on this day the women go out to party, its the women's night. There are shows with jokes against men or parties for women. In friday, in my village ,there is a show for the men as well.
In my village there is a masken ball (the ball of the 1000 masks) and on the sunday we have a parade that goes through the streets close by restaurants build up stands or villagers sell all sorts of goodies. There is a field in front of the sport hall where all the teenagers meet up. After the parade all the bars are open and offer wild parties.
On monday is rosenmontag = rose monday. In the morning you meet with friends and drink some beers and in the evening there more parties. For those who can't get enough there same is repeated on tuesday but the parties don't go as long.
These days most people are dressed up and like to drink together. The real reason for carnival is to scare the winter away with costumes and noise. However this meaning has gone but the tradition stays.
Would you like to celebrate this holiday in your country or do your already celebrate it?
See you next week. Bis nächste Woche. Hasta siguiente semana.