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History and Tradition of Karneval Orden

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At Karneval time, you will see a lot of people wearing military-like medals around their neck called Orden. These colorful medals have a story that date back to the 1800s, and are LOADED with symbolism. These special awards were originally designed to mock the establishment. Today, they are considered a prestigious honor, which reflects status […]

The Maschkera… The Story Behind the German Fasching Masks

Karneval Fasching Celebrations in the United States 2017-2018

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Do you want to celebrate Karneval Fasching like a German? Fasching (in the South) and Karneval (in the North) are a time of celebration of food and fun in the time before the austerity of Lent. Costumes and Masks are meant to scare away evil spirits. Parades and dancing add to the fun. The celebration […]

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