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Cologne Fifth Season Carnival - The Crazy Days 2017
Where: Koeln, Germany
When:  Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
Cologne`s fifth season, world-famous as a colourful, joyous celebration, annually attracts around one million visitors into the city. The fife Crazy Days are the end and climax of Cologne Carnival. The highlight of the carnival is Rose Monday (Rosenmontag), two days before Ash Wednesday The time of merrymaking in the streets is officially declared open at Alter Markt on the Thursday before the beginning of Lent. Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Cologne Women Carnival Day (Weiberfastnacht) 2017
Where: Koeln, Germany
When:  Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
Cologne's Women's Carnival Day (Weiberfastnacht) is part of The Crazy Days carnival. In the early morning, the streets are filled with young women and teenagers dressed in colorful cloths.   On 11:11 o'clock the carnival starts with parades and various events. In the evening, lots of parties are held in the bars and clubs where the women take their revenge from the men in a humorous way.   If a man meets a woman that approaches with pursed lips in one of the parties, he has to be prepared to get a...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Barcelona Carnival 2017
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When:  Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
 
Carnival events dates on 2017: 23.02.2017: Dirty Thursday (Jueves Ladero) 27.02.2017: Shrove Monday - Big Parade  01.03.2017: Ash Wednesday Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below. Barcelona, like other big cities in the Christian world, celebrates in the last week before Lent. Barcelona Carnival is mainly a debauchery and gluttony fiesta that is held before the fast. During the seven days of the...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Lucerne Carnival - Lozärner Fasnacht 2017
Where: Luzern, Switzerland
When:  Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
The Lucerne Carnival’s events (Lozärner Fasnacht) are focused on parades. The events preserve tradition from the 15th century which is based on the religious customs of the days before Lent. During the carnival days, Lucerne residents who are usually self-controlled, turn the city to a center of happiness and joy.   Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.    The events start on...(read more)
 
 
 
 
The Verona Carnival 2017
Where: Verona, Italy
When:  Friday, February 24, 2017 - Friday, February 24, 2017
 
Once a year, on the last Friday before Lent fast (different dates) , Verona celebrates its carnival that preserves an ancient tradition of more than 470 years. The event marks the end of epidemic that killed, in 1660, many of Verona's residents in hunger and illness.   Since its end Verona's residents indicate, once a year, the end of the stuffer's period by distribution of Gnocchi to the people.   Gnocchi is a local folk food that is made of mush potatoes and flour, cut into small pieces that are cooked in...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Malta Carnival 2017
Where: Valletta, Malta
When:  Friday, February 24, 2017 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
Once a year, in mid February -  start Mrach traditional carnivals are held in Valletta and Nadur on Gozo Island. Colorful parades take place in the streets. Trucks that carry giant colorful dolls, playing bands, children and adults in costumes create joyful carnival atmosphere.   The central events are held in Valletta. Similar but smaller events are held on the nearby towns and villages. The events in the periphery carry mysteries and gloomy nature.  Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Devil's Carnival (La Diablada) 2017
Where: Oruro, Bolivia
When:  Friday, February 24, 2017 - Monday, February 27, 2017
 
Devil's Carnival or in its local name La Diablada, is held once a year  in Oruru, a mountain silver mining town, which is located 3,710 meters high above sea level, approximately 230 km south to the capital La Paz. The central motive of the carnival is the figure of the devil. The celebrators who combine Indian pagan habits with Christian habits create a marvelous authentic mixture of dance, music, tempo, clothing and color. The dance of the celebrators in the holiday parade helps the Virgen del Sovacón to drive away the...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Santiago de Compostela carnival - (O Antroido) 2017
Where: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
When:  Friday, February 24, 2017 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomy Galicia in North West Spain. The city preserves an ancient tradition of a festive carnival. During the carnival days, the city is filled with thousands celebrators wearing fancy cloths and colored masks waiting for the two holiday parades.   On Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the first holiday parade takes place. This is a big parade that includes brass bands, groups of dancers, jugglers and actors who perform while in motion on floats. On Ash Wednesday, the day that ends the...(read more)
 
 
 
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