Carnival in FRIBOURG REGION
Carnival is a fascinating celebration, not to Be missed.
Starting in Europe in the 14th century, Carnival became a celebration which troubled but also fascinated. It played an important role in the development of literature, especially the theatre in Germany and Italy.
Historians suppose that many unknown and inexplicable prehistoric rites of various natures came together to make Carnival what it is today with its masks and costumes, noise, music, firecrackers, and so on. The festivities end with a fire, and, instead of burning people, there is now a dummy which represents winter; it is the way to announce the coming of spring and, in doing so, symbolically reject death-burning to bring back light and life.