• 把黄土高坡变绿的造林人 2019-04-17
  • 2018 Yorkville Exotic Car Show kicks off in Toronto - Culture News - CQNEWS 2019-04-17
  • [鄙视]就你这智商还挑战爱因斯坦?蚍蜉撼树也! 2019-04-13
  • 【理上网来·辉煌十九大】习近平新时代中国特色社会主义经济思想对中国经济学理论的贡献 2019-04-13
  • 工作日醉酒迎检查——查! 2019-04-04
  • 自治区第一届文明家庭表彰 2019-03-25
  • 马克思报刊批判的理性光辉 2019-03-21
  • 中央第四环保督察组向江西移交953件信访问题线索 2019-03-20
  • 深圳晚报总编辑丁时照祝贺人民日报创刊70周年 2019-03-20
  • 非京牌进京证将每年限办12次 2019年11月1日开始  2019-03-17
  • 一语惊坛(5月15日):川航备降,是临危不惧的中国智慧的中国奇迹。 2019-03-16
  • 财景故事:机电安装行业的“王牌”经理 2019-03-16
  • 61城市房价环比上涨 一线城市同比持续下降 ——凤凰网房产济南 2019-03-10
  • 浙江网信办依法依规关闭一批违法违规网站以及用户账号 2019-03-09
  • 加强网约车事中事后联合监管 2019-03-09
  • 贵州11选五前3遗漏数据:Navigation

    Skiplink Navigation

    Main Features

    Fasnacht 2019 Political (in)correctness lights up Basel carnival

    “To the end” is the motto of this year’s Basel carnival, which began on Monday at 4am. As the lights went out in the city centre, colourful satirical lanterns illuminated the 10,000 revellers and musicians.?(Keystone SDA, www.x8pj.com)

    “Morgestraich, vorw?rts marsch!” (morning parade, forward march!). The cry rang out and the groups started shuffling along the streets of Basel’s Old Town behind their massive lanterns. The sky was clear, the wind was calm, and drummers and pipers ensured everyone was wide awake.?

    The range of targets for the lanterns was as wide as in previous years. In addition to racism, environmental pollution and assisted suicide, the satirists took aim at global news events (US President Donald Trump as a pedlar of fake news) as well as more local ones (a blaze in a Basel timber yard).?

    A lantern at the Basel carnival

    "Hypocritical. Neutral" - this lantern is taking aim at Switzerland's claims of being neutral?and championing human rights while exporting weapons and ammunition

    (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone)

    As expected, gender?roles, sexism and political (in)correctness played a significant role.?

    (Keystone SDA, www.x8pj.com)

    Who's in control? Celebrating 100 years of Circus Knie, often called Switzerland’s national circus, are (from left) President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, British Prime Minister Theresa May and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The elephant is the United States.

    (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone)

    The motto, “Bis zletscht” (to the end), alludes to the end of the MUBA trade fair, the self-declared “mother of all trade fairs”, which closed its doors in Basel for the 103rd and final time in February.?

    Glossary

    Even if you speak German, you might be thrown by some of the local terms heard at the Basel carnival. Here are a few of them:?

    Bebbi: a person or people from Basel. “Look at that/those Bebbi!”. A local child is a Binggi.?

    Druggede: the throng of people at the Morgestreich.?

    G?ssle: To wind through the alleys, usually stopping off for something to eat or drink.?

    Goschdym: a costume. There are several classical carnival characters such as Ueli, Bajass, Waggis and the Old Aunt. Everyone actively involved in carnival gets dressed up. Spectators don’t.?

    Lad??rne/Lad?ttere: the satirical lanterns.?

    Larve: a mask.

    R?ppli: confetti.?

    (Source: 20Minuten)

    end of infobox


    Controversy Swiss police investigate KKK carnival costumes

    The Schwyz cantonal police force has interviewed all 12 people who dressed in Ku Klux Klan costumes during carnival celebrations last week.

    This content was published on March 10, 2019 6:27 PM

    www.x8pj.com

    Neuer Inhalt

    Horizontal Line


    SWI www.x8pj.com on Instagram

    SWI www.x8pj.com on Instagram

    SWI www.x8pj.com on Instagram

    subscription form

    Form for signing up for free newsletter.

    Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.








    Click here to see more newsletters

    贵州十一选五开奖查询
  • 把黄土高坡变绿的造林人 2019-04-17
  • 2018 Yorkville Exotic Car Show kicks off in Toronto - Culture News - CQNEWS 2019-04-17
  • [鄙视]就你这智商还挑战爱因斯坦?蚍蜉撼树也! 2019-04-13
  • 【理上网来·辉煌十九大】习近平新时代中国特色社会主义经济思想对中国经济学理论的贡献 2019-04-13
  • 工作日醉酒迎检查——查! 2019-04-04
  • 自治区第一届文明家庭表彰 2019-03-25
  • 马克思报刊批判的理性光辉 2019-03-21
  • 中央第四环保督察组向江西移交953件信访问题线索 2019-03-20
  • 深圳晚报总编辑丁时照祝贺人民日报创刊70周年 2019-03-20
  • 非京牌进京证将每年限办12次 2019年11月1日开始  2019-03-17
  • 一语惊坛(5月15日):川航备降,是临危不惧的中国智慧的中国奇迹。 2019-03-16
  • 财景故事:机电安装行业的“王牌”经理 2019-03-16
  • 61城市房价环比上涨 一线城市同比持续下降 ——凤凰网房产济南 2019-03-10
  • 浙江网信办依法依规关闭一批违法违规网站以及用户账号 2019-03-09
  • 加强网约车事中事后联合监管 2019-03-09