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A Primer for the Luzerner Fasnacht Carnival

Not many people have heard of Swiss carnival, or what is locally known as Fasnacht. I was only familiar with the Mardi Gras, but Luzerner Fasnacht...
Basel - Basler Fasnacht 2013 - Copyright by Bill Harby

A Primer for the Basler Fasnacht Carnival

Carnivals mean floats, parades, costumes, and parties. It’s a time to be a little wild and go a little crazy before lent starts. Unless you are in Basel...

Impressions from the Zürich Carnival Parade 2012

Some parts of Switzerland actually have five seasons, with carnival…