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  • But even conservative religious communities such as the Mennonites and German Baptists of southern Pennsylvania mark the occasion with the frying of traditional doughnuts, called "fastnachts" (fasting nights), in accordance with the region's German heritage.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The celebration of Fat Tuesday also means "fastnachts" are in fashion. - Local News

  • The celebration of Fat Tuesday also means "fastnachts" are in fashion. - Local News

  • The celebration of Fat Tuesday also means "fastnachts" are in fashion. - Local News

  • My peeps were run out of Bavaria because they were too poor to feed their families and there was no work to be had, so they migrated to the U.S. Back to the fastnachts.

    partygirl Diary Entry

  • Which is why it came as a surprise to this 27-year-old Partygirl raised on politics and fastnachts, when yesterday, she mentally transported herself back to second-grade.

    partygirl Diary Entry

  • And when we came inside the polls to warm up, they would feed us powered doughnuts, or fastnachts, as I knew them.

    partygirl Diary Entry

  • I hardly remember what happened when the polls closed - like how they count the votes - because my little eyes were long shut and dreaming about playing on the last days of Fall and visions of powdered fastnachts and hot cocoa.

    partygirl Diary Entry

  • After playing all day and being on good behavior when my mom pulled me over to say hi to the older voters in our neighborhood who hadn't seen me in months and filling myself with fastnachts and hot chocolate ...

    partygirl Diary Entry

  • With the coming of Christianity the custom became associated with the Easter season and “fastnachts” are eaten on Shrove Tuesday to insure living to next Shrove Tuesday.

    Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking


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  • "Pity the poor Pennsylvania Dutch children for Fastnachts were originally served only once a year - on Shrove Tuesday."

    October 8, 2008