Fasching and Karneval

There are three different words in German for “Carnival” or “Mardi Gras”: Karneval, Fasching and Fastnacht. Although all three refer to the same pre-Lenten observance, each has a different tradition and reflects somewhat different customs in different regions of the German-speaking world. Let’s take a closer look.

http://www.german-way.com/history-and-culture/holidays-and-celebrations/fasching-and-karneval/

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