History of Carnival

Photo: Marc Gilgen


The origins of Carnival go back a long way. The Catholic Church used the fasting period of Lent in the Middle Ages to show the faithful how Jesus suffered. The carnival days helped people use up stocks of perishable food and consume high-energy, fatty foods such as sausages,

In addition, the Celtic custom of driving away the winter spirits with terrifying masks, shaggy costumes and loud music is continued, while welcoming in fertile spring.


Location and contact

Lozärner Fasnachtskomitee
Alpenstrasse 1
6004 Luzern
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