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Germany: Cologne carnival reaches climax

Germany, Cologne
March 3, 2014 at 18:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Cologne carnival reaches climax

The famous Cologne Carnival reached its climax on Monday as the annual parade started in the south of the city. Participants as well as onlookers wore colourful outfits and celebrated all day long.

This year's fancy dress theme was "Zokunf, mer spingkse wat kutt", which is a regional dialect translating to "Future, we'll see what happens next" .

The parade continues for around three hours across the city. Over 10,000 people took part in the parade, which also included 117 bands and 74 decorated floats. More than 140 tonnes of sweets, 700,000 bars of chocolate and 300,000 bunches of flowers are given away during the colourful event.

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Germany: Cologne carnival reaches climax

The famous Cologne Carnival reached its climax on Monday as the annual parade started in the south of the city. Participants as well as onlookers wore colourful outfits and celebrated all day long.

This year's fancy dress theme was "Zokunf, mer spingkse wat kutt", which is a regional dialect translating to "Future, we'll see what happens next" .

The parade continues for around three hours across the city. Over 10,000 people took part in the parade, which also included 117 bands and 74 decorated floats. More than 140 tonnes of sweets, 700,000 bars of chocolate and 300,000 bunches of flowers are given away during the colourful event.

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