A brochure from the town of Muenchweier written in Alemannisch.
Narri, Narro is the traditional greeting during Fastnacht. (Narren means fools.) Narri is a female fool and Narro is a male fool. These two words will be sung out at every parade or upon entering a Gasthaus during Fastnacht.
Schmutziger Dunschdig (Alemannisch) or Schmutziger Donnerstag (Deutsch) starts off the final week of Fastnacht with the "Hemdglunker-Umzug" (night shirt parade). Dirty Thursday--as most Canadians here call it (schmutzig meaning dirty)--is the last Thursday before Lent, this year on February 11th. On that night, kids and parents, the young and older dress in various forms of white shirts and gowns and parade through the streets, usually led by one or more bands.
Below, a small boy next to a fireman.