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What starts at 11:11am on the 11th day of the 11th month...?

Carnival, or Fasching, in parts of Europe that border the Rhine and the Main rivers, especially in Germany:

 

Fasching is Germany's carnival season. It starts on the 11th day of November at exactly 11minutes after 11am and ends at the stroke of midnight on Shroud Tuesday - often referred to as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday in the UK (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday).

 

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I had never heard of this carnival season @pgn, interesting one! smiley

 

I'd be curious to know if anyone's attended some of these celebrations before - maybe @ComaChameleon

 

 

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Re: What starts at 11:11am on the 11th day of the 11th month...?

ALAAAAAAAF!

 

@EmilieT

I was in Cologne often on Karneval-Friday. Many partys all around the city, music for free and booze.

Cologne has a huuuuuge celebration on 11.11., but never were there. Many start partying at 6 am that day.

 

We say Karneval here or in dialect Fastelovend/Fasteleer.

 

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Narren-scream... 

LOL

Anything like a 99? 

 

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Sounds like a huge celebration @ComaChameleon astonished What's narren scream??

 

@pgn Now I wants ice cream thanks LOL

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@EmilieT

Like Alaaf (Cologne and my region), Helau (Düsseldorf), Narri-narro (somewhere in Baden-Würtemberg)

If you say "Helau" in Cologne it doesn't fit and people don't like it Smiley Very Happy

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Ooooh I see, thanks for clarifying that @ComaChameleon! In case I find myself in Germany around this time next year, it'll be very useful wink

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@EmilieT

If so, tell me. So we'll drink a Kölsch Smiley Wink

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