Germans Cutting Ties

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| Thomas Richardson

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

- Thomas Richardson

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.