Fasnacht Parade

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Liestal, Switzerland

Fasnacht Parade Liestal Reviews

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Fasnacht Parade in the Afternoon Jan 26, 2017
The parade on Sunday afternoon, i.e. Sunday after Ash Wednesday, is a colourful event with many masked groups, some wagons, lanterns and Sujets, Guggemusik bands, drums and flutes. Bags full of Räppli (confetti) and goodies, flowers, oranges are thrown to the spectators - in other words, it is a smaller version of

the Cortège parades in Basel, in similar style and with similar masks and outfits. Visiting with children is no problem at all, there are no safety issues (except getting lost in the crowd or being hit by a flying orange).

It starts around 2 p.m. and will take a couple of hours to pass through the streets of the town. In bright sunshine everything appears pretty and harmless, but this event is just the prelude for the main one, the "Chienbäse" fire parade after dark (see separate tips). The cliques with the big lanterns will make another appearance in the evening.
Fasnacht, Sunday afternoon parade
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Fasnacht, Sunday afternoon parade
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