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Saturday, 19-10-2019,

Carnival 2020, 2021 and following years

You want to visit Cologne during the "crazy days" of Carnival? See the dates.

The "crazy days" of Carnival are celebrated with parties on the streets, in public squares and in pubs. They start with the so-called Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday). On Monday, the so-called Rosenmontag (Rose Monday), Carnival reaches its climax with the great parade. Closing times for pubs and bars are suspended for the duration of the festival. (Photo: Rainer Keuenhof)

Carnival 2020

Crazy Days: 20th February - 25th February 2020
Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday): 20th February 2020
Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade): 24th February 2020

Carnival 2021

Crazy Days: 11th February - 16th February 2021
Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday): 11th February 2021
Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade): 15th February 2021

Carnival 2022

Crazy Days: 24th February - 1st March 2022
Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday): 24th February 2022
Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade): 28th February 2022

Carnival 2023

Crazy Days: 16th February - 21st February 2023
Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday): 16th February 2023
Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade): 20th February 2023

Carnival 2024

Crazy Days: 8th February - 13th February 2024
Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday): 8th February 2024
Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade): 12th February 2024

Carnival 2025

Crazy Days: 27th February - 4th March 2025
Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday): 27th February 2025
Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade): 3rd March 2025

Find out more: Cologne Carnival