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Karneval Bingo Card

HELAAAAAU! It’s everyone’s favorite time of year- Karneval! A time of costumes, candy, and booze which lasts only a few days (but really feels like weeks in the morning). And while some people might think of it as “German Halloween”, it’s just so, so much more. So in order to truly appreciate the experience, here’s a bingo card for you to print and mark while experiencing the merriment! Pro tip- laminate it so you can use it next year/easily wipe off vomit.

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My First Real Karneval

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HELAAAAU!!! It’s finally here- Karneval! In some countries you might be familiar with the concept of Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras or Fat Thursday. But here in Nordrhein-Westfalen, we celebrate KARNEVAL- the period before Lent when you can pretty much go buck wild. I’ve been living around Germany for almost 6 years now, but never in a city which celebrates Karneval in such a way. And holy crap, are they celebrating! While I know that the festivities will continue for five more days, I actually don’t know a lot else about this craziness that has taken over my city. So I decided that for you, dear reader, I would take a break from my busy schedule[1] and wade into the madness that is Karneval in Dusseldorf. Here are is what I have seen so far:

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