FASNACHT CELEBRATIONS

Fed up with the cold weather?  You know what'll encourage winter to take a snowshoe-hike?  Confetti, loud music and large papier-mâché heads.  It may be snowy, but plans are underway to see winter off with Fasnacht which is the Swiss carnival season- so grab some bags of confetti in the supermarket and join the parties!  Traditionally this is when people mock authority, so expect political comment in with the parades.  There are lots of celebrations -  check here to make sure you don't miss out...

OBERÄGERI, SATURDAY 19 January

The guy with the droopy hat who features heavily in the Oberägeri Fasnacht is Legor, a jester of Duke Leopold's in 1315.  They stopped over in Oberägeri and he was such a hit with the locals that Fasnacht has been his party ever since.  The children's party is from 1.30pm-5pm, with the main celebrations from 8pm.  All local celebrations are here - this year's theme is Superheroes.

Sat Nav details:

Various throughout Oberageri (6315)

Parking: Paid and free timed parking available

NEUHEIM, SAT 26 - SUN 27 JANUARY

We hear great things about the carnival which takes place in Neuheim - now in its 49th year.  There's a late-night party on the Saturday but the children will be out making plenty of noise with a parade at 2pm on Sunday.  The full programme is here:

Sat Nav details:

Sihlbruggstrasse,
6345 Neuheim will get you close by.

Parking: Try to find parking away from the town centre for ease leaving the parade

PHOTO: fasnachtneuheim.ch

ROTKREUTZ, SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY

The Rotkreutz Fasnacht parade starts at 2pm at the junction of Meierskappelerstrasse and Waldetenstrasse, and works its way up Küntwilerstrasse before heading towards the town centre.  See the website for other Fasnacht events, and photos of last year's celebrations. 

Sat Nav details:

Meierskappelerstrasse,
6343 Rotkreutz.

Parking: Consider finding parking away from the parade route.

PHOTO: fasi-rotkreutz.ch

DIRTY THURSDAY!

With Ash Wednesday the following week, Thursday 28 February is the starting gun for last-minute pre-Lenten shenanigans.  Some Fasnacht parades take place on this day - they're listed below...

ZUGER CHESSLETE

The children's parade is at 2.30pm on Kolinplatz, Postplatz and Bundesplatz, followed by a huge confetti fight!  There are several events on the day - check the link below.  The website also includes a confetti song for the well-prepared...

UNTERÄGERI CHILDREN'S FASNACHT

The children's parade is at 2pm in the Aegerihalle - the large town hall by the church.  There is paid parking at Coop and Migros nearby.  The carnival parade is on 3 March.  The link for the programme is here

FIND A FASNACHT PARADE NEAR YOU...

Saturday February 9th - MORGARTEN 1.15pm

Saturday March 2nd - ALLENWINDEN 1pm

Saturday March 2nd - ZUG TOWN 2pm

Sunday March 3rd - WALCHWIL 2pm

Sunday March 3rd - BAAR 2.30pm

Sunday March 3rd - CHAM 1.30pm

Monday March 4th - ALOSEN 1pm

Luzern FASNACHT EVENTS:

CLICK HERE

UNTERÄGERI, SUNDAY 3 MARCH

The Unterägeri Fasnacht parade is a hit with locals and has many small children and plenty of confetti.  The full list of events is here.

Sat Nav details:

Zugerstrasse, 
6314 Unterägeri.

Parking:Paid and time limited parking available subject to road closures.

WALCHWIL, SUNDAY 3 MARCH

The Walchwil parade kicks off at 2pm and seems to have a nautical theme judging by the website!  The children's Fasnacht is on 5 March in the Gemeindesaal. 

Sat Nav details:

Dorfstrasse, 
6318 Walchwil.

Parking:Paid and time limited parking available subject to road closures.

PHOTO: walchwil-ahoi.ch

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