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Eupen Carnival and its famous Rose Monday

  • Folklore and Tradition
Event planned for the month of February 2021
Dates and programme may be subject to change.

Come and experience the Eupen carnival, one of the largest processions in the East 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. Visitors, on that day, can admire over 60 carriages and a hundred groups in splendid outfits in the town.

Program

  • Thursday: old women procession
  • Saturday: children's procession
  • Sunday: traditional procession
  • Monday: Rose Monday procession

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

Schedule

Event planned for the month of February 2021
Dates and programme may be subject to change.
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.