Monday 1 February 2016

Celebrating Fasching!

Dear Parents,
We will have two "special event" days this week!
On Monday, we will wrap up our “Children from around the world” unit with  our international snack day!
On Wednesday this week,  we will be celebrating FASCHING!
Parents and care givers are invited to join us for the last 20 minutes of class time on both days!

FASCHING Party: February 3rd
We will be celebrating Fasching this month. Fasching is a traditional German holiday season, often associated with festivals of the Christian church (letting loose before Lent and fasting begins). However, it goes back to pagan times, and was a way of driving out the spirits of winter and encouraging the coming of spring and good crops. In Germany, at this time of the year, many people in different areas of the country dress up in costumes and join floats Fasching/Karneval parades that are happening all over the country.
The most exciting part is the candy toss throughout the parade. In many cities of Germany you  will see hundreds of people on the sidewalks, shouting “Helau” or “Alarf” and trying to catch Fasching candies.
There will be a poster hanging in the hallway of our preschool, with more information on Fasching.
Faschings Party:
We will have a Fasching Party in our classroom. Children are invited to wear a costume that day. Parents are welcome to join us for the last 20 minutes and be part of the candy toss parade. 
I will order traditional German “Krapfen” (doughnuts) for our Fasching Party and children will not need a snack that day!
Please remember that there is no class this Friday!
Have a great week!
Uli Hecker

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