On the evening of 2 February, students and faculty from Duke’s German Club and the Department of Romance Studies celebrated Fasching, an annual festival similar to Mardi Gras, with a costume party at the Perkins Library in the von der Heyden Pavilion. The party featured desserts, music, a sing-along and dancing plus an exhibit of library resources related to Fasching/Mardi Gras/Carnaval and poster displays to introduce the partygoers to culture and foods in German-speaking countries.

credit: Jennifer Burk

Winner of the first prize for the best costume at Faschingsfest