carnival in luzern

Behind the Mask: Carnival in Luzern

“It is in middles that extremes clash, where ambiguity restlessly rules.”  — John Updike Everyone has heard of Carnival, but unless you’ve experienced it in Switzerland, you ain’t seen nothing! Carnival (or Fasnacht) is a wild celebration here, and a quintessential encounter with liminality. Social theorists describe liminality as a transitory phase between the past…Read More

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