Carnival, or Fasnacht, is the festive season immediately before Lent and held traditionally in areas with a large Catholic population. In Switzerland, Lucerne hosts a big parade every year featuring the Guggemuusige, or improvised (masked) bands. Thousands of people participate and dress up, play music and celebrate in the streets. Here, some photos to share from our visit in 2013.

Carnival

 

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The beautiful Kappel Bridge in Lucerne

 

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