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Fasching, Fastnacht, Karneval - Let's Party!

Fasching is just around the corner! Fasching is also known as Fasnacht or Karneval in German-speaking lands, but you may be more familiar with the terms Mardi Gras (New Orleans) or Carnival (Rio de Janeiro). Originally it was celebrated as a way to prepare for Ash Wednesday, and the fasting required during Lent. Now it is one [...]

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Fall Tips: Halloween, Martinstag, Advent

October is a great time to plan ahead for some of the upcoming German festivities.
• Halloween costumes can be used again at Fasching (also known as Fastnacht or Karneval). So choose one you can wear again, or pick up a few at the after-Halloween festivities. Also consider going to a costume swap, such as those [...]

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