Karneval Party 2016

Karneval (or “Fasching”), sometimes called the fifth season, is a celebration that occurs just before Lent. Parades and street parties abound (especially in the Rhineland area), children wear costumes, and cities elect mock governors.
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Here are some impressions from our 2016 Karneval/Fasching celebration. Thanks to everyone who came and shared in the fun! Special thanks to organizers Elisabeth Berkelman and Iris Hengst and to all the volunteers who helped out before, during, and after the party. You are the best!

Always popular: Animal & princess costumes

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Impressive selection of masks and accessories, with attention to detail from head…

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…to toe.

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As always, our potluck buffet was delicious. When was the last time you had Kreppeln (Krapfen, Pfannkuchen)?

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The face-painting station was in high demand.

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Costume awards were announced by our students.

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Of course, there was also dancing (think Pippi Langstrumpf, Heidi, Schnappi and the Fliegerlied).

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Games with balloons and marshmallows were a hit.

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We’ll end this post with a collection of the very fine hats and hoods that were on display.

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Next party: Sommerfest, June 5. 

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