Fasching

[ fah-shing ]
/ ˈfɑ ʃɪŋ /

noun

a carnival celebration that precedes Lent in German-speaking countries and communities; Shrovetide.

Origin of Fasching

1910–15; < German, orig. Bavarian and Austrian dialect; Middle High German vaschanc, vastschang, perhaps equivalent to vast- Lent (German Fasten; see fast2) + schanc distribution or pouring of drinks, referring to the dispensing of liquor prohibited during Lent
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