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🎪 German Karneval (Carnival) - Fasching Party 2018 🎊

  • Lions Head Tavern 3081 Robie Street Halifax, NS, B3K 4P7 Canada (map)

German Canadian Association Karneval
on Rosenmontag

Fasching Party 2018

When? •
February 12, Rose Monday (Rosenmontag)
7pm - 10pm (* kids and families - until 9pm)

Where? • 
Lions Head Tavern
3081 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3K 4P7

Tickets? •
Entry is FREE. You can purchase food and drinks at Lions Head Tavern. | There will be German Canadian Association merchandise for sale. E.g. t-shirts

🕺 Wear your best costume! There will be a costume contest and a balloon raffle! 💃

🤷🏼‍♀️ What is Karneval all about? 🤷🏼‍♂️

TL;DR: It is a joyful, silly celebration with a long history in Catholicism; long ago, Carnival was the chance for many to get wild before going pious during Lent (Source: Different parts of the world including German-speaking regions, celebrate it as part of their cultures.


The carnival session, also known as the "Fifth Season", begins each year on 11 November at 11:11 a.m. and finishes on Ash Wednesday of the following year with the main festivities happening around Rosenmontag (Rose Monday).

Although the festivities and parties start as early as the beginning of January, the actual carnival week starts on the Fat Thursday (Weiberfastnacht) before Ash Wednesday (in Germany). The big German carnival parades are held on the weekend before and especially on Rosenmontag, the day before Shrove Tuesday, and sometimes also on Shrove Tuesday (Faschingsdienstag or Veilchendienstag) itself in the suburbs of larger carnival cities.

A variety of customs and traditions are associated with Carnival celebrations in the German-speaking countries of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. They can vary considerably from country to country, but also from one small region to another. This is reflected in the various names given to these festivities occurring before Lent.


Poster design credit: Oshean Juneja
Imposing & Printing: Richard Betz

Earlier Event: January 31
Stammtisch (GCA Social) Halifax
Later Event: February 22
Elmsdale Stammtisch | GCA Social