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Taken in Altstadt during the Carnival in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is one of the strongholds of Rhenish Carnival. Between 'Hoppeditz' Awakening' November 11th and Ash Wednesday, more than 300 carnival sessions and costume balls are celebrated in the state capital.

The highlight of the 'fools' season' is the Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade), more than two and a half kilometres long, with around 60 floats decorated with great ingenuity, and any amount of groups on foot winding their way through the city. Every year again, about a million 'fools' line the pavements, shouting 'Helau' (the local carnival greeting) and hoping to catch plenty of 'Kamelle' (sweets thrown from the various floats).

Possibly even more popular with Düsseldorf womenfolk is the Altweiberfastnacht (Thursday before Rose Monday), when women storm the city hall in order to show the town fathers who is really master of the house. Tradition demands that lots of ties get cut in the process!

The Sunday before the big parade has an almost Venetian atmosphere. On Königsallee, citizens in costume meet to dance, sing or simply have fun.

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  • Copyright: Cigdem Yavuz (cigdom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 69 N: 207] (2594)
  • Genre: Pessoas
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-11
  • Categories: Vida Diária, Festivais
  • Exposição: f/5.6, 1/80 segundos
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-11 10:52
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