Carnival in Basel
Mayhem, music and merriment! The famous Basel Fasnacht Carnival begins on the Monday following Ash Wednesday. It only lasts for 3 days but the remaining 362 days of the year are busily spent making preparations. The Carnival starts with the “Morgestraich” lantern parade at 4 a.m. on Monday morning, when the city is plunged into darkness and the Fasnacht Cliques take control.