31st January 2011
Düsseldorf is preparing to be transformed for the biggest
event in the German calendar! Between the 3rd and 9th of
March this year, this magnificent city is brought to life with the eruption of
street parties, floats and general merriment!
Dubbed the European equivalent of the Mardi Gras, the whole
of Germany celebrates Karneval before the Lenten fast begins. The festival
actually begins the previous November, but it’s only in the final week of
celebrations that the real party begins! The epicentre of the Karneval is in Düsseldorf,
where a huge street party is held. Thousands of people line the streets to
watch the colourful and lively parade of floats make their way through Düsseldorf.
Known as the festival of tomfoolery, Karneval is the only time
when you are encouraged to act silly as part of the celebrations! A King and
Queen are chosen to oversee the chaos, and everyone joins in by dressing up as
clowns. And of course, what German festival would be complete without their
famous beer! There really is no other event quite like this one!
If you want to join the outrageous revelry this Karneval,
fly with Jet2.com from Leeds Bradford to Düsseldorf for just £9.99 one
way including taxes! We even fly six times weekly – so there is no excuse to
It kind of beats our Pancake Day equivalent doesn’t it? Have
January 31, 2011 at 15:03