Basel Carnival

If you want to have fun then Basel is the place, it is one of the best places to have in, when in Switzerland. The Basel carnival starts at 4 am, the lights of the city are turned off and the locals go around the city carrying torches. The Carnival Queen is given the Carnival Sceptre in a solemn ritual and then the party begins.

For the next three days the city is just full of partying, with high tone flutes and drums filling the streets. On Monday and Wednesday afternoons, the Cliques come together to form the Cortège, or procession, during which they present their witty and satirical montages of the events of the past year. On Tuesday a carnival for children takes place, the carnival is awesome. In the evening there is a display of lanterns at Münsterplatz.

  Basel Carnival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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