In St. Louis the Karneval Season is in full swing with the upcoming St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister Cities 30th Annual Winter Ball. This organization is the oldest of St. Louis’ Sister wb30cover2-1Cities and has spent over 50 years promoting partnership between these cities.
People in Germany have been celebrating a form
of Karneval since the Middle Ages. Since it’s
early beginnings, Karneval, and its equivalents of
Fastnacht and Fasching, was a period when the
world was turned upside down.
The normal order of things was reversed: Partying
was suddenly acceptable, the figure of the fool or
clown was respected, and the nobility was openly
satirized. The simple craftsmen and workers rose
to the position of prince in their guilds and paraded
through the streets in hand-sewn robes showering
bystanders with food and wine instead of golden
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!
The September 2016 issue of Missouri German Consortium’s newsletter Die Zeitung is here…
On August 25, 2016, over 45 choir members of the Ludwigsburg Philharmonic Choir will arrive in Saint Charles. Hope Lutheran Church (1975 South Old
Highway 94) in Saint Charles is hosting the Choir with the assistance of the Saint Charles Sister Cities Inc – the German Chapter – and the City of Saint Charles. The German Chapter in Saint Charles is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.
St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities (SLSSC) will celebrate their 56th Anniversary at the upcoming 29thAnnual Winterball Karneval, taking place on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Clayton, Missouri.
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We thank all of our partners and everyone who attended our programs, followed our blog, joined our tours, subscribed to our journal or participated in any of our various activities. You helped make this the best year ever for the Missouri Germans Consortium! Thank you! Stay tuned for a fantastic 2016!