Tarrenz Fasnacht

Alpine Tradition

Fasnacht in Tyrol

30 January 2022

The Tarrenz Fasnacht is set to take place once more after a four year break. The whole village is involved in the carnival revelry and thousands of spectators come to marvel at the colourful spectacle. The Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival celebrations form the most important secular holidays in those villages in which they take place – as is the case in Tarrenz. Every four years the inhabitants of the little village in the Gurgltal valley celebrate their Fasnacht tradition.

The origins and significance of the Fasnacht customs are thought to be an archaic ritual with the aim of driving out the evil spirits of winter. Today the Fasnacht is a central element that strengthens the feeling of identity and communal spirit among the villagers and offers proof that traditions and customs here are still very much alive. Preparations get underway weeks, even months, before the big day. Masks are carved, costumes are sewn and floats are built.

 

Programme

  • from 10:00 start of carnival
    from 12:00 procession
    End "Zsammschalle" 18:00

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