Anyone Who is Not a Fool at Karneval is Foolish for the Rest of the Year

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Germans call the pre-Lenten Carnival season “die närrische Saison” (the foolish season) or “die fünfte Jahreszeit” (the fifth season.)  Except for Munich’s Oktoberfest, it is the one time of the year when many people of Germanic backgrounds, normally serious, loosen up and go a little wild. Fastnacht or Karneval is …

Darlene Fuchs