Fasching Night (German Mardi Gras) at The Rheinland Restaurant
The Rheinland Restaurant on the Independence Square
208 N. Main Street
Independence, MO 64050
Saturday, February 7th – 6:00 PM
Wear a funny costume or a funny hat and come see the Willie Kirst Band perform.
$ 5.00 cover charge
Fasching is Germany’s carnival season. It starts on the 11th day of November at exactly 11 minutes after 11am and ends at the stroke of midnight on Shroud Tuesday – often referred to as Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday).
Fasching (also known as Karneval) is a time of festivity and merry making – a time to break the rules, poke fun at those who make them and then to make your own new rules.
In Germany, particularly in the Rhineland area, the tradition can be traced to medieval times where many countries existed under harsh rules. Kings, princes and even smaller potentates maintained their own courts. In doing so, they flaunted before each other their own pomp and splendor at the expense of their population.