In Germany, Karneval (as they have it in Köln) or Fasching (as it is rendered in Bavaria and in most of the States) begins 11 November.

Ordinarily, Cold Spring Shops commences its Fasching observance with the beginning of carnival season North American style (at Epiphany, as introduced to these shores in Mobile, Alabama.)

This has been a trying year, and perhaps we'd best have some Karneval festivities, at least at weekends.

Thus shall we close out 2016.  Thanks for looking in.  Happy New Year.

Hoppeditz aus Düsseldorf.

Figures that they'd get mustard into the act in Düsseldorf.

Our traditional Fasching posts shall resume on Twelfth Night.


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