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The Home of German Mardi Gras in North America

2016-2017 GAMGA Prinzenpaar

Prinz Keith 1 and Prinzessin Sabine 1

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Karneval History

KARNEVAL is a season, not just an event.
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GAMGA Gala 2017

Join us in Las Vegas, NV on January 13 & 14th, 2017 to celebrate 32 years of German Mardi Gras

About Mardi Gras

All the things you need to know about German Karneval/Mardi Gras/Fasching

Mardi Gras in Photos

GAMGA in Photos & Videos. Best way to see what it is all about, next to attending a function

Mardi Gras Functions

Find a German Mardi Gras Group in North America, near you

About GAMGA

The German American Mardi Gras Association represents the German American Karneval Clubs in the USA and Canada. Karneval/Mardi Gras has a long tradition in Germany and is celebrated by millions of people there. Our goal is to give people in North America that same kind of feeling, the fun and the freedom of German Karneval, give them a place to celebrate the “fifth season” in America and keep a bit of German culture alive. All are welcome, no need to be German! GAMGA celebrates one time per year an America wide event – the GAMGA Gala in Las Vegas-  with visitors from all over the world.

Song # 5 sung at Karneval is 'Heute Blau & Morgen Blau'

The video below has the German words and if you don't speak German, don't fear! Just link your arms with your neighbour and sway to and fro, from side to side. It's called Shunkling and it's tons of fun.
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Working on a new page for the GAMGA Website and I need your help. I have named some of the popular Karneval songs here on FB, but I would like to hear what yours are that have NOT been stated (there are soooooo many!).

Post the name or video but please share in the comments below. Thanks!!
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It's Monday! Lets start it with a fun Karneval song (#5 in our series).

'Am Bickendorfer Büdche' by Bläck Fööss

The band's name in Kölsch, (the local dialect of Cologne ) in which the group predominantly sings, means barefoot. In their early days the group would perform barefoot, which was later given up mainly after several injuries from remains of broken glass on stages.

This song is fun and makes you want to dance (dancing is a big part of Karneval). Check out the video of them performing the song at a Karneval party in Cologne earlier this year.
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