Carnaval (Mardi Gras) Parade in Germany

Karnival or Fasching (Mardi Gras in the cold) Parade in Germany

A picture is worth a thousand words…  Well here are seven.

These floats from last year were part of the annual Carnival Parade in Germany, watched by an estimated 3 million people in 3 German cities including Dusseldorf.

With our controlled press, it is interesting to see that German citizens seem to know more about the U.S. political system and environment than the majority of citizens on the streets of America …  No topics are off limit. 

So in reality, socialistic Europe appears to me less politically correct and more open to speaking out than the supposed land of the free… so when did that happen?  (They are also a bit less inhibited about many things.)


Karnival kicks off every year on the 11th Day of the 11th Month at 11:11… This year it was 11/11/11 at 11:11 it ends the night before Ash Wednesday with the onset of Lent.

Carnival float by Jacques Tilly

Carnival float by Jacques Tilly

There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation.

One is by the sword. The other is by debt.

…John Adams 1826

h/t to Deonia Copeland

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7 Responses to Carnaval (Mardi Gras) Parade in Germany

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  2. Great cherry picking of floats to show. Check out the floats this year…Merkle & Sarkosy are big targets as the anti-austerity movement grows. It’s too bad Tea Party types don’t seem to understand “satire” .

    • Ask Marion says:

      Silly leftist comment! I was sent a couple of sites from friends in Europe that featured these floats. They no doubt thought that they would be what would interest me/us. I would have shown more (within reason) if I had them. And you are missing my point completely… the point being that they are not as politically correct as Americans, including using satire… which include our leaders, the Pope… and no doubt their leaders. But as usual it is you/the left who missed the point and feel a need to somehow defend Obama and Hillary; which certainly would not have been the case if it were Bush or Palin on the floats!!!

      I have family in Europe and have been to and participated in some of these parades. They make fun of everyone!

  3. Ellizabeth Wetzig says:

    Would this parade be allowed in the USA?

  4. Ellizabeth Wetzig says:

    Please put this on facebook.

  5. Pingback: It Is Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras… Karnivale, Fasching, Carnival, Karneval | askmarion

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