Germans Cutting Ties


| Thomas Richardson

Maddie Yates cutting Mr.Oglesby’s necktie for Weiberfastnacht which kicks off the beginning of Karneval (Mardi Gras) in Germany.

- Thomas Richardson, Editor in Chief

Weiberfastnacht?  Why not! This is a holiday celebrated mostly in the Rhineland on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday. Originally a special day for women’s carnival, but now celebrated by both sexes as the beginning of the six-day peak of the carnival season.