All about the Carnival of Basel

Traditional Official Waggis and Active Participant in Monkey Costume at Carnival of Basel
What Does the Basel Carnival Celebrate?

Unmask the Basel Carnival, a centuries-old tradition that transforms the Swiss city into a colorful spectacle. It’s a celebration that intertwines history, satire, community spirit, music, and local culture into one

Whimsical Frog-Themed Clique at Carnival of Basel in Barfuesserplatz. Symbolic image for the article "How was the Carnival of Basel 2023?"
The Carnival of Basel 2023 – How was it?

The Basel Carnival of 2023 was a whirl of color and sound, a celebration of community spirit, and a platform for satire amidst the joyous chaos of Fasnacht.

Festive Wagenclique at Carnival of Basel (Basler Fasnacht) - When Does the Carnival in Basel Happen?
When Does the Carnival in Basel Happen?

The Basel Carnival, or Fasnacht, kicks off a week after Ash Wednesday with the enchanting Morgestraich and continues non-stop for three full days.

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