Carneval and Pancake Day

Carneval, known as “di drey scheenschte Dääg” (the best three days) in Basel, is always a very special time at Kita ylaa and we celebrate it to the full. This year, we all went to the parade (cortège) dressed as vikings. We crafted helmets and masks (Larve) in preperation.

On Pancake Day, we baked pancakes, which the children could fill as they wished. Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, depending on where you’re from, is traditionally the last day of carneval. The following day, Ash Wednesday, is the first day of Lent, where many countries across the world traditionally fasted for forty days before Easter. Why pancakes? It was so the eggs could be used up before the fasting. A very tasty excuse!

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