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Fasnacht

Fasnacht

In Switzerland, Fasnacht is celebrated in the typical waybig street parties, loud music, parades, dressing-up, many traditional fried delicacies, and plenty of drinking.

Zibelemärit

Zibelemärit

At four in the morning the festivities begin. Although the official start time isn't until six, by four the farmers have already set up their wares throughout the streets of Bern, from the train station to the old town. By five the streets are filled with visitors and Bernese alike, steaming cups of Glühwein and slices of onion tart in hand. Onions, as far as the eye can see. Braided onions, onion figurines, onion pie, onion sausages, and onion soup.

And confetti. 

Gansabhauet

Gansabhauet

Perhaps the strangest of Swiss traditions, the Gansabhauet involves masked and blindfolded participants trying to win a dead goose by severing its neck with a blunt sword.