Annual Lighting of the Village
Located at the Festhalle
February 18th from 7-11pm
MORE ABOUT FASCHING:
What is Fasching ? It is pre-Lenten festivities celebrated in grand style in mostly the predominantly catholic regions of the German-speaking countries. The Rhineland has itsKarneval, Austria, Bavaria and Berlin calls theirs Fasching, and the German Swiss celebrate Fastnacht.
When is Fasching Celebrated? Officially begins in most regions in Germany on the eleventh of November at 11:11 am or the day after Dreikönigstag, so on January 7th. The big bash celebrations are however not on the same given date each year, instead the date varies depending on when Easter is held.Fasching culminates into Fasching week which begins the week before Ash Wednesday.
How is Fasching Celebrated?
Soon after Fasching season opens, a mock government of eleven guilds (Zünfte) are elected, along with a carnival prince and princess who basically plan the carnival festivities. The biggest festivities are held the week before Ash Wednesday as follows: