Irrepressible Carnivals in Germany and around the world

The Carnival draws huge and thick crowds in Cologne. PHOTO: FESTKOMITEE KOELNER KARNEVAL
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GERMANY – I once had a business event in Cologne postponed at the last minute.

My apologetic caller said: “We’re really sorry, Frau Wong. But the person organising this isn’t a local, and none of us checked the date until too late. But it’s Carnival time in the city, and nobody is going to come in to work. I hope you understand?”

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