Tuesday was Fasching in Bavaria, analogous to Mardi Gras but a bit quieter, at least in Freising (fewer beads, more clowns). Roland had to work, but I had a day off from school, so I wandered down to the Marienplatz for the Kinderfasching, or children’s costume party. Any excuse to wear my sequined cat ears…and… Continue reading Freising Freitag: Fasching
New Year’s Eve in Germany is called Silvester, as Dec 31 is the feast day of a pope by that name. Why him and not Felis silvestris? I’m not sure. Possibly because the traditional German celebration includes setting off copious amounts of fireworks–they started in our neighborhood around 5 p.m. with the grand finale lasting… Continue reading Frohes neues Jahr!