Thursday, March 13, 2014
Solothurn Fasnacht & Liestal Chienbäse 2014

The past few weeks was "that time of the year" in Switzerland again, time to say goodbye to winter and the Fasnacht celebrations. The Solothurn carnival is my favourite, so this year we went back there once again and came back home with hair full of confetti.

But admittedly even more interesting this year was the Liestal "Chienbäse". Among different cultures and in different countries I've come across fire celebrations before… but honestly I had never seen anything of this magnitude. I still have no idea about the historical roots of this thing, and I think I need to do some digging. The best way I can describe the event is by showing the pictures.

Here is the album for Solothurn Fasnacht, and here is the album for Liestal Chienbäse.






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Ahoo "Aasemoon" Pirsoleimani, 1998-2014