fastnacht


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Noun1.fastnacht - doughnut traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesdayfastnacht - doughnut traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday
raised doughnut - a doughnut made light with yeast rather than baking powder
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Original translations of all four passages will be analyzed in detail and set in the context of other festivals celebrated by the Zimmern family, notably "Fastnacht" (Carnival).
6. In Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Mardi Gras is known as Fastnacht. The Dutch call it Vastenavond while Denmark and Norway refer to it as Fastelavn.
To inspire anti-Semitic sentiments, this float in Nazi Germany's Fastnacht parade was a Jew-devouring crocodile.
The season of carnival or shrovetide (in modern German Fastnacht or Fasching, in modern French Mardi gras) has long been understood as the period of dietary and sexual license leading up to the forty days of lenten penance, prayer, almsgiving, and fasting prescribed by the Christian liturgical calendar.
Der Prinz, der Rhein, der Karneval: Wege der burgerlichen Fastnacht. Pp.
Visit in February during Fastnacht, when a fancy-dress street party takes place.