Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fasnacht.

We went to a Fasnacht parade again.  In actual fact, we went to two.  One in our little village, and then a much bigger one in Bern (well, just Jethro and Hazel and I went to the one in Bern—Brett had seen enough).  We did see a Fasnacht parade last year, but I’m still amazed by the costumes, masks, and elaborately detailed face-painting.  Very different than anything I’ve seen in the States.

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A lot of people dress up too- and not only the kids.

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Kami, I took a picture of this little girl for you.  :)

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The pictures above remind me of my brother Ethan.  Look at the similarities (hair and face):

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This is where we were watching the parade from- right in front of the Bundeshaus (parliament building).

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These pink things are REALLY weird.

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Jethro and Hazel had a lot of fun scooping confetti up off the ground so they could have some to throw, since I was a mean mom and wouldn’t spend $6 for a bag!

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That was a lot of pictures.

The end.

6 comments:

tongchen@seattle said...
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Missy said...

Wow! Those masks are pretty spectacular! Great photos. Seriously.

Casey said...

Wow, where were all the muggles? Also, loved Jethro's nod to the west. Very classy hat.

Kami said...

I would love to go to that!!! It looks awesome! You should have dressed your kids up in their Halloween costumes.

nicole said...

Love the last confetti toss shot at the end.

Anonymous said...

Dude - that was awesome!!!! The costumes were so so cool!!! Fun Day. What does it celebrate? I too loved the last confetti toss. Super cute. Mom

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