That had these faces on it:
|He has 2 noses!|
All the nuttiness came to a head (see what I did there?) this weekend as Switzerland celebrated Fasnacht. Basically, Fasnacht is Carnival, the lead up to Lent and a reason for the Swiss to let loose. Which is what they have been doing since Thursday. The revelry includes parades, parties and costumed debauchery. I witnessed a group of 10 or so middle aged people (men and women) wearing matching cowboy costumes doing shots on the train at noon.
Joe, Mo, and I got in the spirit of Fasnacht (without the shots!) by attending a huge village parade:
|Joe's new 'do', B the bee, and Mo in her squid hat.|
And well decorated:
|An actual confetti cannon coming out of a giant birthday cake.|
But the nuttiness of Switzerland isn't only relegated to Fasnacht.
I've discovered the Swiss like nuts on their playing cards. In fact, one of the suits is Eicheln (acorns):
And a favorite beer brewed in neighboring Luzern is Eichhof which translates to 'oak courtyard'.
Notice the repetition of the word EICH? A nutty theme emerges...
a time to be
off your nut
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