Taucherbrille fasching. Or the day after dreikonigstag three kings day so on jan. Fasching officially begins in most regions in germany on nov. It is a deep fried potato pastry often filled with custard chocolate or jelly and sprinkled with sugar or honey. Karneval fasching the party is on the festivities of karneval dates back to the middle ages and the celebration of carnival karneval or fasching.
Though not official public holidays normal work may be affected by the festivities in cities with large carnivals such as cologne frankfurt and munich. Mardi gras fasching in munich and bavaria although there are carnival observances all across bavaria it should be noted that fasching customs vary from place to place. Fasching is famous for its doughnuts krapfen. Instead the date varies depending on when easter falls.
However the big bash celebrations are not on the same given date each year. There are many regional differences concerning the name duration and activities of the carnival. In general karneval is used in northwest germany except in mainz with fasching primarily used in southern germany. Fasching the roman catholic shrovetide carnival as celebrated in german speaking countries.
In new orleans there is king cake or gumbo. The name fastenacht is also used in baden wurttemberg. 11 at 1111 am. In italy there are carnival fritters ribbons of fried sweet pasta covered with sugar and honey.
It is known as fasching in bavaria and austria fosnat in franconia fasnet in swabia fastnacht in mainz and its environs. It usually involves public celebration of parades costumes and performances. The word stems from the latin carne vale without meat and is the european relative of the mardi gras tradition of eating drinking and merriment before the fasting season. This signature delicacy will be found everywhere.