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Basel Fasnacht--Who's Who?Chances are better than even that first-time visitors to carnival in Basel have never met a Harlequin, or had their coat pockets stuffed with potatoes by a Waggis. Carnival, or Fasnacht as it's called here, has its own cast of characters, and these are just two of them.
To get the most out of what locals refer to as the 'three most beautiful days', it helps to learn who's who in this annual pageant. You may not know what they're up to, but you'll enjoy spotting the traditionally important players among the myriad silly outfits marching along in parades all around you!