February 15, 2012

Fasnacht - say what?!

Don't worry, I understand if you didn't understand my blog post's title!!!
I wouldn't either if I didn't know Swiss German, or German.

                                                                                                                    Source: google.com via Shelby on Pinterest


Either way, tomorrow is the day...at 5am, Swiss time, people are going crazy again. The fifth season is about to start and it better be an amazing week for my fellow Swiss people because I know they've been freezing their butts off for the past couple of months, and really need to get rid of this awful winter. I read it's been one of the coldest winters in almost 50 (!!!) years, and I also know that one of our little lakes in my lovely city is so frozen it was recently opened up to the public to walk on. And I'm here, in sunny California. Something isn't right. But let me not get into this...because then I'd be also telling you that they had an earthquake in Switzerland a few days ago which clearly is not really that common and makes it all a bit surreal.

So yes, tomorrow's the big day.
If you don't know what I'm talking about...click on THIS and also on THIS and see/read some more.

As a strong lover and believer in tradition (call me old-fashioned) I am missing this fifth season. A lot. Therefore I will be listening and watching (they better have those webcams again!!) starting tonight at 8pm (PST) since that'll be 5am over there. I am so stoked I can't even put it into words. 
Can you see me smile and dance?!
I can, and I also see me cry!
But I won't look like the following...

Have a fabulous day.
I'm counting down the hours till I get to sit in front of my laptop again...listening to all kinds of familiar noises and sounds!

xoxo

5 comments :

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Sounds like fun. It's always nice to find things that make us nostalgic. SO therapeutic!

Localliving.com said...

aaaaaaawwwwwww.............I feel you. That was me last year, glued to the computer trying to find you as I called you and of course, didn't hear a thing. I love tradition too! For me, it would be like missing Persian New Year and Spring!
Hope that it won't be too difficult for you....maybe we can go see the vow :) if you want! have a fantastic day!


Marj

Ashley said...

Oh! That carnival looks so fun!

Christianna said...

It'll be so great! Maybe next year I'll go for it?

Ocean Dreams said...

Oh I remember this! Glad you could relive it and see it via our lovely web. It was so much fun "seeing you" last year!! :)

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