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Rosenmontag

Rosenmontag is the last Monday before Lent. In the main areas where Karneval or Fasching is celebrated, there are parades on this day and many companies give their employees the day off.

There are different stories as to how the unusual name came about. One says that it developed from Rasenden Montag, because everything is so mad on that day. Another says that it is the day after Rosensonntag, the day on which the Pope used to give someone a golden rose.

Traditionally people eat Berliner on this day – a jam-filled doughnut.

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10 Responses to “Rosenmontag”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Was ist… Rosenmontag?

    Wie erklšrt man einem Auslšnder “Rosenmontag”?

    Im Podcast wird erklšrt was es zu bedeuten hat, wenn die Narren los sind!

  2. newstube.de Says:

    Was ist… Rosenmontag?

    Wie erkl√§rt man einem Ausl√§nder “Rosenmontag”?

    Im Podcast wird erklärt was es zu bedeuten hat, wenn die Narren los sind!

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