Dear parents and students,

As part of our curriculum we will celebrate Fasching, a German Carnival Celebration

this Saturday, February 2
from 10:30 am to 1 pm
at ST. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
3281 16th Street / Dolores

All students are invited to dress up in their costumes and to 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, February 2.

The German School is providing a small brunch 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.

Manja Benadjaoud
German School of San Francisco