Celebrating Switzerland’s “Fifth Season” - The Luzern Carnival



Luzern's fantastical carnival


Lucern Carnival | Switzerland  Image by Chantelle Flores www.51countriesandcounting.com

Lucern Carnival | Switzerland | Image by Chantelle Flores

Located in the shadow of majestic Mount, Lucerne, famous for its energetic mood goes wild.

People wearing wonderfully elaborate masks, playing horrendously loud music on trumpets, horns and drums fill its narrow streets.

This is Fasnacht, the Swiss version of carnival.


Lucern Carnival | Switzerland  Image by Chantelle Flores www.51countriesandcounting.com

Lucern Carnival | Switzerland | Image by Chantelle Flores

The Fasnacht celebration


Switzerland Tourism dubs the dates of the Carnival as follows: "Dirty Thursday till Carnival Tuesday prior to Ash Wednesday".

The festival starts on Schmutzig (fat) Thursday, just one week before Ash Wednesday.


Lucern Carnival | Switzerland  Image by Chantelle Flores www.51countriesandcounting.com