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There are a few variations on the German name for carnival, but here in the south west corner use of the largely Swiss-German name "Fasnacht" (or the alternate spelling of Fastnacht) and its Alemannish version Fasnet betrays the shared Alemannic heritage of the area. Elsewhere it is known "Fasching".
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Although carnival season actually begins each year at 11:11 a.m. on November 11th, the carnival parades mark the beginning of lent - the 40 days of fasting leading up to Easte...