Elzach Procession Launches Black Forest Carnival Season

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A statue representing the so-called 'Schuttig' prior to the... News PhotoCultures,Germany,Horizontal,Human Interest,Offbeat,Parade,Representing,StatuePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesELZACH, GERMANY - JANUARY 12: A statue representing the so-called 'Schuttig' prior to the traditional torch parade on January 12, 2013 in Elzach, Germany. The Elzach procession launches the carnival season in southwestern Germany which culminates on Rose Monday. Dating from 1530 the carnival marks a festive period where the bad spirits are expelled prior to the Lenting season. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)