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Fasching Celebration at St. Matthews

January 24, 2016 by  
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Dear parents and students,

As part of our curriculum we will celebrate Fasching on Saturday, February 6

from 10:30 am to 1 pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church located at  3281 16th Street / Dolores.

All students are invited to dress up in their costumes and join us for this children’s celebration of dance,

music, games and art-projects conducted in German.

Parents, please drop your child/ren off at the above location. Mercy will be closed on this day.

The German School is providing a small lunch and treats for all children

What is Fasching ?
Fasching, Fastnacht, Fasnet, Karneval–the names differ in the various regions of Germany, but they all mean the same thing: the “foolish” late-winter days, dedicated to merry-making and fun.
Carnival is celebrated in many parts of the world. It combines the human desire to disguise with a number of old fertility rites and customs. The wild celebrations of the change of the seasons at the winter solstice were celebrated over many centuries and eventually relegated to the time between January 6th and Ash Wednesday. Thus the climax of Carnival is the last three days before Ash Wednesday.

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