When we first arrived in Frankfurt in January, I kept noticing racks of
costumes for sale in supermarkets with 'Fasching' above.
I was intrigued, it was way past Halloween, what did it mean?
I asked a work colleague of my husband, a local traditional festival, he said,
big parade in Weisbaden on the 2nd of March. 'Do we dress up?', I asked
'No, I never do' he replied.
We had no internet, no Google to advise.
So my little family set off on the train to Weisbaden on March 2. I felt a little under dressed
when I noticed everyone on our platform.
There were bears, pirates, cows and fairies.
We arrived with the parade in full swing.
Colour, atmosphere, all set in a beautiful Weisbaden.
This group was handing out sparkling wine..to the adults.
Lollies (sweets/candy) were thrown to the children from passing
floats pulled by tractors.
The carnival cry of 'Helau' being called by one and all
Some lollies were consumed on the floats!
Multi-tasking at it's best...
Lolly throwing, bouquet holding, cigarette smoking!
There were bands playing music.
So many colourful costumes.
A wonderful carnivalesque atmosphere!
Most people were in costume, kids and adults alike!
Stay tuned tomorrow for more costume fun!
All about Fasching!