A carnival in the Eastern Cantons | The Rose Monday in Eupen

  • Folklore and Tradition
Monday 04 March 2019

Come and experience the Eupen carnival, one of the largest processions in the Eastern Cantons.

A Meuse-Rhine carnival

The most important day of the carnival is the Rosenmontag or Rose Monday. It owes its name to the carnival in Cologne: the pope marked the day sacred with a rose before Lent. Its origin goes back to the 17th century. It takes place on the Monday before Shrove Tuesday.

The Rose Monday parade

The Rosenmontag is a Meuse-Rhine carnival led by a Carnival Prince. Visitors, on that day, can admire over 60 carriages and a 100 groups in the city.

Enjoy the carnival atmosphere in the German-speaking city of Eupen, at the heart of the Eastern Cantons!


Monday 04 March 2019

The processions will start at 12.30 pm.

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.