Please join us at our annual Fasching/Karneval Costume Party on Saturday, February 6th at 4:30PM in the Shorewood Hills Community Center, 901 Swarthmore Court.
Please bring a dish to share for the potluck and your own plates and utensils, if possible. Can you think of some fun skits or jokes? Bring them along, we can spontaneously add you to the program! We hope to see you there!
Fasching, also known as Karneval, Fasnacht, and Fastelabend, is a pre-Lenten celebration observed mainly in the Catholic regions of the German-speaking countries. It originates from Pagan rituals that symbolized the driving out of winter and all of its evil spirits. Originally, revelers wore fright masks to scare away the evil spirits, but the costumes evolved over time from mainly scary ones into sweet and cute ones, from monsters to silly ones, and ended up being anything crazy, funny, or even taboo. In short, Fasching is a time to get crazy! Anything goes! It’s a time to break the rules and make merry!