Am elften elften

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, at 11:11 a.m., the people of Munich begin their Fasching celebration. Depending on the date of Easter, and thus the date of Ash Wednesday, Fasching could be three to four months long. In counterpoise to this odd Catholic observance, a sober Day of Prayer and Repentance (Bett- und Bußtag) follows on the Wednesday eleven days before the beginning of Advent.

Prosit! Amen.

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