Carnival in Cologne 2015
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Carnival, which is known as "Fastelovend" in the local Kölsch dialect, plays a very important role in Cologne. In line with this year's motto "social jeck – kunterbunt vernetzt", the costumed "fools" will celebrate Carnival 2015 in Cologne, which will start as tradition prescribes at 11:11 a.m. on 11th November.
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