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GooglyEyes
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I found this photo on a Craigslist posting and would like to know what parade this could have been. Is it from a movie or a setup? Please ignore the text there was a bit of conversation about queefing going on apparently.
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Joe Bentley
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It's apparently from some sort of parade held in Germany

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Kathy B
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Kölner Karneval Think of it as a Mardi Gras parade in Cologne, Germany.
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Officially it starts am elften elften elf Uhr elf (11th November at 11:11am) and continues in a fairly low-key way for about three months before the Tolle Tage (Crazy Days) which climax on Rosenmontag, the 42nd day before Easter.
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Weiberfastnacht (women’s carnival night) is the Thursday before Rosenmontag, and it is tradition that women are allowed to cut off the tie of any man within reach, and to kiss any man they want to. This day also signals the beginning of the five days of Carnival with nearly 50 processions leading up to Monday's Rose Monday Parade
About 1.5 million people go to the Rosenmontag parade in Köln and many more watch the festivities on TV. For the many Karneval associations their biggest effort has gone into constructing their for the Rosenmontag parade. The floats not only try to be beautiful but also represent satirical, political and traditional topics . As the floats pass by, the costumed revellers aboard pelt the street crowds with throws and sweets while they sing the many old Karneval songs.
The Mariechen, acrobatic dancing troupes of girls entertain the crowds as part of the parade. In the parade the Carnival Prince has a royal bodyguard who are dressed in uniforms of the early 1800s. The Prinzengarde bodyguards remind the crowd of the city’s tradition of anti-militarism. This included disobeying orders by turning in the wrong direction and stuffing flowers into rifle-barrels. [url=http://www.carnaval.com/germany/]source[/urk]



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