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BITBURG, Germany – Joachim Kandels, Bitburg mayor, tosses candy out of a window to people below during Ladies Fasching Day celebrations at the Bitburg Town Hall here Feb. 16. Ladies Fasching Day is a German celebration where women “take over” the city for the day. Once the ladies have “taken over” the city hall, the celebrations begin with dancing and parading throughout the city. The traditional Fasching celebrations begin the Thursday prior to Lent at the 11th minute past the 11th hour, continue until Ash Wednesday and allow people to indulge before the Lent season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)


Fasching Ladies overrun Bitburg Town Hall, mark beginning of Fasching

BITBURG, Germany – Joachim Kandels, Bitburg mayor, tosses candy out of a window to people below during Ladies Fasching Day celebrations at the Bitburg Town Hall here Feb. 16. Ladies Fasching Day is a German celebration where women “take over” the city for the day. Once the ladies have “taken over” the city hall, the celebrations begin with dancing and parading throughout the city. The traditional Fasching celebrations begin the Thursday prior to Lent at the 11th minute past the 11th hour, continue until Ash Wednesday and allow people to indulge before the Lent season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

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