“Tradition is the illusion of permanence.”- Woody Allen
Ho Narro! – This is how the so-called ” FOOLS” in Constance greet each other at the onset of the carnival time and initiate a colorful, happy atmosphere all around to celebrate together traditional Fasnacht traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Guggen music, fools parties, and the traditional parades are the highlights of this almost a week-long celebration. It turns the city of Constance into an absolute delight. The small alleyways, the breathtaking panorama of the lake and the Alps at the harbor and the mystical morning mist create a very special atmosphere in the city during Carnival.
We did get a chance to catch a glimpse of this beautiful and colorful tradition in Feb this year. I have put together a photo essay for you to live it through the breathtaking stills that we managed to capture. There are also few videos, that I would put up on Youtube soon, for you to get even closer to the celebrations.
I really do not know how long would we stay here, but there is more than one reason to bring us back here, and Fasnacht is definitely one amongst the top few.
Whats the most interesting local tradition that you have come across during your travels?
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