Women’s Carnival 2016: When is Carnival?

Helau, Alaaf! It is once again at jeckste time of year. Traditionally it's in February on the streets of Germany haywire when office workers, laborers, students and dare from their everyday clothes and dress up. With the Women's Carnival today is the start for the street carnival is coming up. But when is carnival anyway?

Women's Carnival 2016: When is Carnival?

Women's Carnival is known in many parts of Germany also called "Shrove Tuesday". Google also celebrates Women's Carnival. Controls her today the search engine number 1, you can see on the home page instead of the normal, colorful logos four donut / pancake / Berlin in a celebratory mood. The traditionally Weiberfastnacht cut ties must not be missing.

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When is Carnival? Google celebrates Weiberfastnacht

The carnival is the last day on which the sow can be let out again before it goes to the Lent before Easter.

  • The start of carnival is not as close to the Rose Monday. Rather, the hustle and bustle begins in the previous year, namely always November 11 at 11:11 AM.
  • The date goes back to the St. Martin's, who opened a two-week Lent in previous days.
  • The highlight of the carnival season is usually in February. Then celebrated again properly in the days before Ash Wednesday.
  • With Ash Wednesday, Lent begins, the hustle and bustle should then come to an end.
  • The day is always 40 days and 6 weeks before Easter.


Weiberfastnacht today the hot phase of the Carnival season initiates. The day takes place before Carnival Monday every Thursday. Traditionally storm today women town halls, offices and Co., to symbolically take the lead there. Even the cutting of ties among the customs Weiberfastnacht. referred to Kölsch "Wiever Fastelovend", the origin of the day dates back to the Middle Ages.

Weiberfastnacht today: When is Carnival? Dates for the next year

The date for Carnival, Women's Carnival and Carnival Monday varies each year, with Ash Wednesday is an irregular holiday without a fixed date. The question "When is Carnival" can be for each year easily answer, finally, the appointment can easily be determined. For this, however, you have to know when Easter is.

  • Ash Wednesday exactly 46 days before Easter takes place.
  • With us you learn in detail how to calculate Easter.
  • Carl Friedrich Gauß developed the Easter formula in 1800's. Easter Sunday is always after the first full moon close instead of the beginning of spring.

The dates for the next Carnival Seasons:

Carnival / Carnival 2016

  • Weiberfastnacht: Thursday 04 February 2016
  • Rose Monday: Monday 08 February 2016
  • Shrove Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday: Tuesday 09 February 2016
  • Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Carnival / Carnival 2017

  • Weiberfastnacht: Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • Rose Monday: Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Shrove Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Ash Wednesday: Wednesday 01 March 2017

With us you will also find the best sayings for Carnival and Carnival and background to the origins of Mardi Gras.

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