Fasnacht in Constance
“Ho Narro!” This is the traditional greeting between dancing fools that kicks off the carnival in Constance, a colourful, fun-packed event that celebrates traditions reaching as far back as the Middle Ages. The time-honoured Fasnacht proclamation on 6 January 2018 is the official start of the carnival season. You will hear people greeting each other with a resounding “Ho Narro” in the streets and taverns of the town centre, and during the traditional waking of the fools on ‘Schmotziger Dunschtig’, the last Thursday before Lent.
During the Swabian-Alemannic carnival, the normal state of affairs is suspended – the streets are full of carnival wailing and dancing fools, there are masked parades, and witches’ effigies are burnt in spectacular fashion.
The pretty little alleys, the stunning views of the water and the Alps from the harbour, and the eerie early-morning mist on the lake combine to create a unique atmosphere.
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