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The Lucerne Carnival
For many Lucerners Carnival is the most beautiful time of the year. Each time, it starts on Fat Thursday with the Big Bang. Three big parades are among the highlights of Lucerne Carnival.
Every year, towards the end of winter, Carnival breaks out in the streets, alleyways and squares of the old town. This is a glittering outdoor party, where chaos and merriness reign and nothing is as it normally is. More …
The wearing of masks in Lucerne is a tradition that goes back centuries. The town's Maskenliebhaber-Gesellschaft (MLG – Society of Mask Devotees) came into being over 180 years ago with the aim of preserving and promoting the custom. More …
While Carnival in Lucerne is dominated by Guggen musicians, the neighbouring borough of Kriens is still more the home of the traditional "Fasnacht". The people of Kriens are not only proud of their carnival tradition, but especially of their very own carnival characters and the hand-carved wooden masks. More …