What is carnival

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras or Carnival are the names for the cheerful, colorful festival that is celebrated for several days every spring, seven weeks before Easter. In Cologne and the surrounding area it is called Carnival, in southern Germany it is called Fastnacht and elsewhere it is called Carnival. Mardi Gras is related to the beginning of Lent before Easter. "Carne vale" is Latin and translates as "Farewell meat".

During the fast, Catholic Christians are not allowed to eat meat or drink alcohol.

By doing without, they should turn to God more strongly again.

So it stands to reason that people want to really enjoy eating and drinking again before Lent.

The dressing up, the cheerful exuberance and the many carnival celebrations turn the otherwise normal everyday life from Thursday to Shrove Tuesday on its head. For the real carnival friends, the crazy time even begins on November 11th. at 11:11 a.m. each year. In a wide variety of costumes, with funny music and with lots of songs, children and adults celebrate exuberantly on the street, in schools, clubs and restaurants. Ash Wednesday is the "fifth season" and the great fun is over.

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