Fasching

Not only is Nov. 11 Veterans Day (U.S.) and St. Martin's Day (Germany), it also marks the beginning of the "fifth season" in Germany.
This upcoming Thursday, Feb. 8, is devoted to women’s empowerment known as Weiberfastnacht (Women’s Carnival Night). This unofficial holiday kicks off at 11:11 a.m.
The day after Fat Tuesday in the United States, Carnevale in Italy and Fasching in Germany — celebrations known for extravagant masks, lively parades, wild parties and overindulgence — is a time of
Colorful costumes, masked balls and elaborate parades are all part of Fasching festivities.