Karneval and Fasching in Germany (Like Mardi Gras)
While American's are celebrating Mardi Gras, the Germans call it ...Fastnacht, Fasching, or Karneval
depending on where you are in Germany.
Today is called Rosenmontag
Rose Monday and there are parades in different parts of Germany.
Rosenmontag last year in Cologne
It is a time when there are costumes and parades and all sorts of craziness. This climaxes on what is called Fastnacht, ( the night before the fast) which is called Mardi Gras here or Fat Tuesday. It's root's go way back to ancient Roman times. The History of Mardi Gras
Rome conquered Germany as far as the Elbe River , ( in the Rhineland area). The Romans took their beloved festival that they called Carnevale, wherever they went. It was accepted well and to this day is still celebrated in the Catholic areas of Germany. It makes sense. The people of the cities were ruled with an iron fist, and were couped up all winter, and needed a good release. No one understood this more than the ruling class. So they had parades and costumes. They towns folk elected their own king and queen, and the rulers for this festival waited on the peasants.
They object of the costumes was to mock the leaders and Church officials and embarrass them as much as possible. In the big halls people sit at long tables, eat and drink, sing and listen to clowns or jokers who again ridicule the whole establishment. The jokers are called “Buettenredner”. The name derives from the fact that the joker often stands in a fat, (Buett) which was used to wash the dirty laundry in. This is their aim, to wash the “dirty laundry” of the community out in the open for everyone to see, hear and laugh about. In between there is plenty of music and dancing and schunkeln, (linking arms, moving from site to site and with the rhythm of the music).
With this wonderful Gift Box dinner won't be a problem at all. Everything is quick and easy to prepare. The whole family will enjoy this delicious and hearty combination of Bratkartoffeln, Fleischkäse, Puszta Salad, Brinker Brötchen and medium hot mustard. Enjoy!
Each Dinner-Box contains:
1 x Bag of Brinker Brötchen (6 x 2.5oz)
4 x Slices of Siegi's Fleischkäse (approx. 7.1oz each)
2 x Packages of Bratkartoffeln (14.3oz perPackage)
1 x Tube of Hengstenberg medium hot mustard (3.5oz)
1 x Jar Hengstenberg Puszta Salad (11.8oz)
Note: We will make every attempt to send the items listed above. However, in the event that an item becomes unavailable, we will substitute that item with a similar item of equal or greater value.
Due to customs restrictions, this item cannot be shipped to Canada.