Basler Fasnacht

Basler Fasnacht

celebrating spring during 3 wild days of parades, concerts and feasts

Location: 

Klostergasse, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Duration: 

Monday, March 6, 2017 to Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Carnival Basel: the largest and most special carnival in Switzerland
  2. Traditional: the people of Basel call it the best 3 days of the year
  3. Creativity: all costumes and masks are hand made and painted
  4. Politics: all groups represent a satiracal subject of the past year
  5. Comeback: the first time in a decade, did I attend the full program

Image sources

  1. Me with a friend's child
  2. Waggis throwing Räppli
  3. Clique dressed as monks
  4. Traditional cheesecake
  5. Masks resting on a drum

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