Forget feathers and beads: At Basel’s carnival Fasnacht, it’s all about politics

By The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 22:23 EDT
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Forget feathers and beads: At Basel's carnival Fasnacht, it's all about politics

New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, Venice: All play host to the annual glittering, colorful, and wild extravaganza known as Carnival. But in Basel, Switzerland, the world’s only Protestant masque, celebrations take on a new twist – they get downright political. On Monday, the three-day fest known as…

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