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Fasnacht celebrations begin

National News // Feb. 20, 2020

Fasnacht season is now underway - and one of the biggest kicked off today at 5am. 

Pixabay Fasnacht celebrations begin

Lucerne is expecting a quarter of a million people to party in the streets from now until Tuesday. 

100 different clubs will be marching – that’s around 5,000 people in the processions.

A float to watch out for is Scrooge McDuck. The cartoon character – noted for his wealth – will be covered with 13,000 gold coins, all glued by hand. 

The cleanup will be huge as well. 100 tonnes of garbage will have to be picked up afterwards. But organizers have limited the amount of confetti – only 30 tonnes will be allowed. Compare that to another major event – the BaslerFasnacht – that will generate 80 tonnes. 


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