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I thought I had better get on with the promised dedicated Carnival post. Before we know it Easter will be upon us and then talking about "Fasching" as we say in our area will not make a lot of sense… Carnival is popular in the whole of Germany but there are differences depending on the region you happen to live in. In the North, you will have parties but no parades. In Köln and its surrounding, the parades will consist almost exclusively of floats, very spectacular ones for the bigger cities. In the South, you will find that people dressed up as drag queens or various animals, for example, and brass bands are the norm. As for us, we get the best of both worlds, floats, fancy dress and music, but beware of the witches or you might lose your hat! I discovered how well celebrated Carnival is last year already and frankly I am amazed at the effort people put in it. About fifty groups, some of them having come a relatively long way, took to the streets of our little town a