Cologne Street Carnival 2020 events calendar

20 – 26 February 2020
The mad days in Cologne last for 6 days and start on ›Weiberfastnacht‹ the Thursday before Carnival Monday. Streets, trains, trams and pubs are crowded with people many of them with costumes drinking, flirting, singing, swinging & swaying. Sunday afternoon sees the school group and borough parades, but the highlight of the Cologne Carnival is the kilometre-long procession on ›Rosenmontag‹ (Rose Monday). The Carnival ends in the night from Tuesday to Ash Wednesday when at midnight dolls called ›Nubbel‹ are burned all over the city the Nubbel symbolizes the scapegoat responsible for all the sins commited during the Carnival days...

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