The Swiss version of Carnival. The weather isn't as good as Rio - so costumes are not as revealing. But the atmosphere, costumes and music are completely the opposite of the reserved, staid Swiss stereotype. Check out the web page of the Gugge band I play with, www.figorowa.ch for some pictures.
This happens in several regions in Switzerland mostly in the German speaking region. Luzern or Zug, starting 3 am on 15th February (Schmutziger Donnerstag) through to 21st February this year.
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