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Karneval in Köln

Karneval in Köln

Beduins wait for tourists to take a camel ride so that they can earn some money for their families. Sahara Desert, Egypt, on June 6, 2008.

HURGHADA, EGYPT - JUNE We take a closer look at the camels in Sahara Desert, Egypt, on June Here beduins wait for tourists to take a camel ride so that they can earn some money for their families.

FASCHING, German mardi gras. Repinned by www.gorara.com

Here is Christina with your German word of the week! This week: der Fasching / the carnival Fasching is the German word for c.

Fasching 2013 is the German version of Mardi Gras or Carnival/Carnaval. This is the festive season before Lent originally celebrated by Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox cultures around the world—from Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans to the famous Carnavale in Venice, Italy that dates to the thirteenth century.

Learn about Carnival in Germany, with parties and celebrations that rival the world-famous Rio Carnaval or New Orleans Mardi Gras.

"Kamelle!" This is the word you hear all day long during the parade. Part of the allure of this parade are the giveaways. Everyone takes home bushels of free stuff. Most are edible, and most of these are sweet (think Gummibären, some in unique shapes, and chocolate bars). All are specially packaged to publicize the organization which sponsors it.

Partygoers should bring "Kamelle", which are sweets, to the party to throw at/for one another, like how people on Rosenmontag parade floats throw sweets and small gifts to the crowds.

7) Historical Entertainer... ENTERTAINMENT...Carnival in Germany began in ancient times, when masked Teutons made as much noise as possible to chase away the evil spirits of winter. And in the Cologne area it now begins with ‘Weiberfastnacht’, on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, when women take over the streets and no necktie is safe from the giant scissors they carry.  http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175104.asp

7) Historical Entertainer... ENTERTAINMENT...Carnival in Germany began in ancient times, when masked Teutons made as much noise as possible to chase away the evil spirits of winter. And in the Cologne area it now begins with ‘Weiberfastnacht’, on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, when women take over the streets and no necktie is safe from the giant scissors they carry. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175104.asp

Karneval in Nievenheim

Karneval in Nievenheim

Fasnacht Repinned by www.gorara.com

Fasnacht in Southern Germany

Karneval in Nievenheim

Karneval in Nievenheim

Karneval in Köln

Karneval in Köln

Karneval in Köln

Karneval in Köln

Karneval in Köln

Karneval in Köln

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