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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday in Germany

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.
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 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 

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.

Carnival/Shrove Tuesday 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Carnival/Shrove Tuesday 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Other holidays in February 2017 in Germany

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