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Der Fasching

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ein gesetzlicher Feiertag
a legal holiday
in allen Bundesländern
in all the federal states
Die narrische Zeit des Faschings feiert man vom sechsten Januar bis Faschingsdienstag.
They celebrate the crazy season of the pre-Lenten carnival from the sixth of January until Shrove Tuesday.
am elften elften um elf Uhr elf
On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11.11 a.m., the princely couple is introduced to the public at der Viktualienmarkt. This event kicks off the carnival season.
die narrische Zeit
the crazy season/time
die Inthronisation
The symbolic enthronement of the Princely couples takes place at 11:11 on Marienplatz. It marks the official starting date of their reign over Fasching.
The balls in München start after
the Princely Couples' enthronement.
die Bälle
the balls
der Kinderfasching
the children's Fasching
Helau
the official carnival greeting in München
der Viktualienmarkt
a daily food market and a square in the center of München
der Weiberfasching/Unsinniger Donnerstag
nonsensical Thursday
der Weiberfasching
the carnival party for women that takes place on a Thursday before Shrove Tuesday
der Faschingssonntag
the Sunday before Shrove Tuesday
der Rosenmontag
Rose Monday - the day preceding Shrove Tuesday, on which parades in some parts of Bayern take place.
der Faschingsdienstag
Shrove Tuesday - the last day of the carnival season
der Krapfen
the Fasching doughnut
der Tanz der Marktweiber
The dance of the market women goes back more than one hundred years when they began dancing between the stands to break the stereotype of their grumpiness.
Ein Wagen von der Linie 8
As a tradition, the market women open their performance with the song originally sung by Weiß Ferdl. Intended as a satire on a München's tram, die Trambahn, this song became for the locals a symbol of a bygone era and a declaration of love to this streetcar. Weiß Ferdl rode Linie 8 tram when he commuted from the suburbs of München to the city. Route 8 operated from 1935 until 22/11/1975 and connected some northern boroughs of München with the city center.
Weiß Ferdl (28/6/1883 - 19/6/1949)
He was one of the most famous Bavarian humorous folksingers and folk actors, sang it in the 1940s.
Die Marktweiber start preparing
for their dance in October.
die Narrhalla
a famous society in München that has been in charge of organizing Fasching since January 20, 1893
die Garde
the guard
das Kinderprinzenpaar
the child princely couple
das Faschingsprinzenpaar
the carnival princely couple
der Prinz
the prince
Hotel Bayerischer Hof
the five-star hotel in München where the Princely Couple stays during the carnival season
die Prinzessin
the princess
München narrisch
These are the last three days of Fasching in München - literally "foolish/silly München." The pedestrian area in the city center around Marienplatz turns into a giant open-air party zone.
der Konfettiregen
the confetti shower
Die Fastenzeit fängt am Aschermittwoch an.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
shrove
It is the past tense of the archaic English verb "to shrive" which means "to obtain forgiveness for one's sins by way of confession and doing penance."
das Neue Rathaus
The New Town Hall on the Marienplatz in München hosts the city government including the city council, offices of the mayors, and part of the administration.
der Fischbrunnen
It is a fountain in the center of München in front of the main entrance of the New Town Hall on the Marienplatz.
das Geldbeutelwaschen
the washing out of purses and wallets in the Fischbrunnen on Aschermittwoch
der Marienplatz
the name of the square in front of the New Town Hall in the center of München