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Yes,its Carnival again!The season started on Friday and on Saturday it was the introduction of the new Carnivals prince and his princess in my hometown.
Normally Im not a big fan of this kind of organized fun but because of Te I will visit some of the events..

German Carnival parades are held on the weekend before and especially on Rosenmontag (Rose Monday), the day before Shrove Tuesday, but the carnival season, the so called "fifth season", officially begins on November 11th (11/11) at 11:11 a.m. and finishes on Ash wednesday.
In the Rhineland as the most typical Carnival region, festivities developed especially strongly, since it was a way to express subversive anti-Prussian and anti-French thoughts in times of occupation, through parody and mockery. Modern carnival there began in 1823 with the founding of a Carnival Club in Cologne. Today all Carnival Clubs are assembled in the German Carnival Association
(from Wikipedia)

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