Make sure you arrive in good time. By 4 a.m. there's quite a crowd.
Leave handbags and valuable items at home,
Do not link arms with your friends to form a chain.
For the most important requirement is total darkness, do not open curtains or light fireworks, do not use flash photography.
Make sure your carnival badge is prominently displayed.
Unlike other carnival events, painted faces, false noses, jester's caps, bawdy songs, raucous or drunken behaviour are all frowned upon.
The participants' masks, instruments and other carnival paraphernalia restrict their mobility. So please make a point of not getting in their way. Let them go first - especially when they go for their well-earned breaks in restaurants.
Do not throw oranges or other objects back at the participants or into the crowds.
Do not pick up confetti (“Räppli” in Basel dialect) from the street.
Drums and other accessories are valuable items and personal property, not souvenirs to take home.