Karneval has begun! The Fifth Season ends with the great Winter Ball on February 3rd.
This Friday, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday March 17, 2017. It may be of interest to Missouri German Consortium followers as it marks a major event in German-American relations.
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 !