Narrensprung Carnival

What was, what is now… and what will remain? The more distant the culture with its customs is, the more exotic and mysterious seems it to be for us. At the exhibition in Marseille, where costumes and rituals of the Carnival in Southern Germany were shown, a person of German origin could feel, how exotic the customs with their rituals from his own homeland could be. Customs and traditions reflect the lifestyle of their time and adapt to everyday life. Some elements of the traditions are widespread, the others are regionally limited. Is the essence of these customs and traditions still kept and one can still feel the aura or has it just become to be not more than an event?