Faschingsdienstag (“Mardi Gras” in Viennese)

21 Feb

There are aspects of life in Vienna that suddenly make you wonder if you, in fact, have landed in an Austrian village. Today it was the church bells ringing–briefly disorientating, as it isn’t Sunday. Then I realized that today is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, known as “Faschingsdienstag” in Viennese dialect. (“Fasching” is Viennese for “Carnival” and “Dienstag” is “Tuesday”.) Pancakes, anyone?

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