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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday in Germany

Quick Facts

Shrove Tuesday is a religious holiday that is on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as the Tuesday of Carnival, which is a festive occasion among many cultures.

Local names

NameLanguage
FaschingsdienstagGerman
Carnival/Shrove TuesdayEnglish

Carnival/Shrove Tuesday 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Carnival/Shrove Tuesday 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
List of dates for other years

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
TueFeb 271990Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 121991Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueMar 31992Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 231993Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 151994Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 281995Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 201996Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 111997Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 241998Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 161999Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueMar 72000Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 272001Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 122002Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueMar 42003Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
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TueFeb 82005Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 282006Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 202007Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 52008Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 242009Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 162010Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueMar 82011Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 212012Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 122013Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueMar 42014Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 172015Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 92016Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 282017Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 132018Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueMar 52019Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 
TueFeb 252020Carnival/Shrove TuesdayObservance 

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