Monday, 14 March 2011


It's carnival season as various communities from Rio to New Orleans to Basel and (less famously) Zürich celebrate the pagan traditions of the change of winter to spring and the Christian traditions of preparing to fast during Lent.

They're a bit strange in the Alemannic folkloric tradition.

Here's an idea of what we happened across in the centre of Zürich yesterday.

For a little more information on the background...

1 comment:

  1. Hello there from another fresh English-speaking expat couple in Switzerland. It's nice to read someone else going through the same mysteries that we are.