Karneval has begun! The Fifth Season ends with the great Winter Ball on February 3rd.
In St. Louis this year, on November 11, 2016 the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities Inc Elferrat will announce this season’s reigning Prinz and Prinzessin for Winter Ball 30!
There are different words in German for the Carnival or “Mardi Gras” Season: Karneval, Fasching and Fastnacht. Although all three refer to the same pre-Lenten holiday season, they each reflect the regional customs and traditions in Germany. Missouri Germans have immigrated from all over Germany for the past 175 years. The Fifth Season in St. Louis is most commonly referred to as Karneval and will begin on the 11th of November !