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Daemon
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The Carnival of Basel

At precisely 4 AM on the Monday after Ash Wednesday, all of the lights in the town of Basel, Switzerland, are turned off, and the city is lit only by decorative lanterns that are carried or worn on the heads of those gathered for the start of Basler Fasnacht—the Carnival of Basel. For the next 72 hours, thousands of costumed revelers, or Fasnächtlers, enjoy the parades and music of Switzerland's biggest carnival. Why is the use of multicolored confetti frowned upon at the carnival? More...
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The Carnival of Basel
At precisely 4 AM on the Monday after Ash Wednesday, all of the lights in the town of Basel, Switzerland, are turned off, and the city is lit only by decorative lanterns that are carried or worn on the heads of those gathered for the start of Basler Fasnacht—the Carnival of Basel. For the next 72 hours, thousands of costumed revelers, or Fasnächtlers, enjoy the parades and music of Switzerland's biggest carnival.
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A very impressive and fascinating event.
You can get a small glimpse here.

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raghd muhi al-deen
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biggest carnival in switrland

with my pleasure
azbnb
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Confetti manufacturers are"limited'" to a single color to discourage picking up "used" multicolored confetti from the (gasp) street and reusing. This way they sell more confetti. What a racket!

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It must be a gorgeous sight.
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