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Carnival events, Feb. 8, 2013

Carnival listings were compiled by Stars and Stripes staff from the websites of national, regional and city tourist boards. It’s wise to verify details before traveling. This listing was prepared for the Feb. 8, 2013, edition of Stars and Stripes.

Belgium

Aalst: Parade in town center, 1 p.m., Feb. 10-12.

Amay: Feb. 10.

Andenne: March 10, Carnival of the Bears parade, 2 p.m.

Arlon: Feb. 28-March 3.

Aublain: March 2-4.

Binche: Carnival of the Gilles, Feb. 10-12.

Bouge: Feb. 17, bonfires and fireworks.

Brussels, Feb. 29, 1:45-4:45 p.m.

Charleroi: Through Feb. 12.

Eupen: Through Feb. 12.

Malmedy: Feb. 9-11.

Marche: Carnaval de la Grosse Biesse, March 9-10.

Petigny: Carnival of the Evil Good, Feb. 17-21.

Stavelot: March 11, Carnival of the Blanc Moussis.

Nivelles: Feb. 9-10; grand ball, entry fee and costumes required, Feb. 8.

Tournai: March 16-17.

Tilff: Carnival of Laetare, March 10.

La Roche-en-Andenne: March 8-10.

Villers-la-Ville: Feb. 9-10.

Wellin: March 8-11, Carnival of the Giants.

Croatia

Dubrovnik: Through Feb. 10.

Rijeka: Through Feb. 13.

Samobor: Through Feb. 12.

France

Annecy: Venetian carnival, Feb. 22-24.

Bailleul: Through Feb. 11.

Colmar: Feb. 23, children’s parade, 2:30 p.m.; Feb. 24, grand parade, 2:30 p.m.

Dunkirk: Through March 30.

Granville (Normandy): Through Feb. 12.

Nice: Feb. 15-March 6, this year’s theme is “King of the Five Continents.”

Menton: Feb. 16-March 6, Lemon Festival.

Mulhouse: Feb. 15-17, children’s carnival Feb. 25, international parade on Feb. 17, 2:11 p.m.

Paris: Feb. 10, this year’s theme is “World of Toys,” Carnival parade, Place Gambetta, 2 p.m.

Pau: Carnival Biarnés, through Feb. 12.

Sarreguemines: Through Feb. 13; this year’s theme is “Paradise in Hell.”

Strasbourg: March 4.

Germany

Aachen: Feb. 11, Rose Monday parade, 11:11 a.m.

Aschaffenburg: Shrovetide procession, Feb. 10.

Bad Cannstatt: Feb. 12.

Bad Saulgau: Through Feb. 12.

Bad Waldsee: Through Feb. 12, Narrensprung, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

Baienfurt: Narrensprung, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.

Bamberg: Feb. 21, parade, 1:30 p.m.

Bingen: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 9, parade in Büdesheim, 6:33 p.m.; Feb. 10, parade in Bingen-Dietersheim, 2:11 p.m.; Feb. 11, Rose Monday parade in Bingen-Gaulsheim, 2:11 p.m.

Bonn: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 11, Rose Monday parade, noon.

Bräunlingen: Through Feb. 13, parade, 2 p.m.

Buchen (Odenwald): Through Feb. 12.

Büttelborn: Feb. 20 Rose Monday parade, 2:11 p.m.

Cologne: Through Feb. 12; Feb. 11, Rose Monday parade, 10:30 a.m.

Donaueschingen: Feb. 10, parade, 2 p.m.

Düsseldorf: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 11, Rose Monday parade, 12:30 p.m.

Elzach: Feb. 10, Grand Schutting fools parade, 3 p.m.

Endingen am Kaiserstuhl: Feb. 19 and 20.

Eschweiler: Feb. 11, noon, parade.

Euskirchen: Feb. 11, parade.

Freiburg: Feb. 11, 2 p.m., parade.

Frankfurt: Feb. 10, Fastnachtszug, city center, 1:11 p.m.

Furtwangen: Feb. 10, parade, 2:30 p.m.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Feb. 10, parade, 1:30 p.m.

Gengenbach: Feb. 19, parade 2 p.m.

Germersheim: Feb. 18, parade, 2:11 p.m.

Haigerloch: Feb. 9-12; Feb. 11, parade party at 10:30 a.m. and parade at 2 p.m.

Haslach: Feb. 9-12; Feb. 10, parade, 2 p.m.; Feb. 12, kids parade, 2 p.m.

Hausach: Feb. 9-12; Feb. 10, parade, 2 p.m.; Feb 12, kids parade, 1 p.m.

Hechingen: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 12, parade, 1:30 p.m.; lots of kids activities.

Hornberg: Through Feb. 12; Feb. 9, torchlight parade, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 10 parade, 2 p.m.

Hüfingen: Feb. 10-12; Feb. 12, parade, 2 p.m.

Karlsruhe: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 12, kids parade, 11:11 a.m. in Grötzingen; Feb. 12, parade, 2:11 p.m.

Kissleg: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 9, parade, 1 p.m.

Koblenz: Feb. 9 & 11; Feb. 11, parade, 12:11 p.m.

Konstanz: Feb. 9-12; Feb. 10, parade, 2 p.m.; Feb 11, kids parade, 2 p.m.

Lindau: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 10, Narrensprung, 2 p.m.; Feb. 12, kids parade, 2:45 p.m.

Löffingen: Through Feb. 12 and 16-17; Feb. 11, parade, 2 p.m.; Feb. 12, kids parade, 2 p.m.

Ludwigshafen: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 10, parade 2 p.m. in Mannheim.

Mainz: Through Feb. 12, throughout city; Feb. 11, parade, 11:11 a.m.

Mannheim: Feb. 9-13; Feb 10, parade, 2 p.m.

Markdorf: Through Feb. 12; Feb. 10, parade, 2 p.m.

Mittenwald: Through Feb. 12.

Möhringen: Feb. 10-12; Feb. 10, parade, 2:01 p.m.

Mönchengladbach: Through Feb. 12; Feb. 10, parade, 11:11 a.m. and 1:11 p.m. (in Holt); Feb. 10, kids parade, 2:11 p.m.; Feb. 11, parade, 1:11 p.m. (in Neuwerk).

Munderkingen: Through Feb. 13; Feb. 10, parade, 2 p.m.; Feb. 11, kids parade, 2 p.m.

Munich: Through Feb. 12; Feb. 11, Kirnarra Rose Monday Party, 1 p.m. Feb. 12, Narrhalla-last dance and Carnival finale, 8 p.m.

Mühlheim: Feb. 11.

Nuremberg: Feb. 10, parade, 1 p.m.

Oberndorf am Lech: Feb. 12, parade, 2 p.m.

Pfullendorf: Feb. 10, parade, 2 p.m.

Radolfzell: Feb. 12.

Ramstein-Miesenbach: Feb. 12, parade, 2: 11 p.m.

Rottenburg: Feb. 9, street carnival, 2:30 p.m.

Rottweil: Feb. 10, children’s parade, 2:30 p.m.; Feb. 11, parade, 2 p.m.

Schramberg: Feb. 11, traditional Da-Bach-na-Fahrt, home-made floats take to the river, 1 p.m.

Sigmaringen: Feb. 9-12.

Sulzburg: Feb. 9, parade through Badenweiler, 2:11 p.m.; Feb. 10, children’s procession, 2:11 p.m.; Feb. 11, parade, 2:11 p.m.

Schömberg: Feb. 12, Carnival hike, 2 p.m.

Schwäbisch Gmünd: Feb. 12, parade, 1:30 p.m.

Villingen: Feb. 12, parade, 1:30 p.m.

Waldkirch: Through Feb. 12.

Wangen im Allgäu: Through Feb. 12, Feb. 10, parade, 2 p.m.

Wehingen: Feb. 11-12.

Weingarten: Feb. 11-12.

Wellendingen: Feb. 10, children’s parade, 2 p.m.; Feb. 11, parade, 2:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, parade, 2 p.m.

Wilflingen: Feb. 10, children’s parade, 1:30 p.m., Feb. 12, historical Narrensprung, 9 a.m.

Wolfach: Feb. 12, historical Nasenzug 5 p.m.

Würzburg: Feb. 10, parade, 11:55 a.m.

Hungary

MOHÁCS: Busójárás, through Feb. 13.

Italy

ACIREALE: Through Feb. 12.

FOIANO: Feb. 10, 17 and March 3.

IVREA: Battle of the Oranges, Feb. 10, 2 p.m.; Feb. 11 & 12, 2:15 p.m.

MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Habsburg Carnival, characters wear costumes inspired by the Imperial Court of Vienna in the 19th century, Feb. 10-15.

ORISTANO: Feb. 10-12, Sartiglia.

PUTIGNANO: Feb. 10 & 12.

VENICE: Through Feb. 12.

VERONA: Gnocchi Friday, Feb. 8.

VIAREGGIO: Feb. 10, 12 & 17 and March 3.

Luxembourg

DIEKIRCH: Feb. 10, parade 2:30 p.m. COUNTRYWIDE: Feb. 17, bonfire day.

Malta

MALTA AND GOZO: Through Feb. 12.

Portugal

FUNCHAL, MADEIRA: Through Feb. 13, parades Feb. 9 and 13.

Netherlands

MAASTRICHT: Feb. 9-12.

VENLO: Feb. 11, parade, 12:11 p.m.

S-HERTOGENBOSCH: Feb. 9-12, parade Feb. 11, 12:33 p.m.

BERGEN OP ZOOM: Feb. 9-12.

EINDHOVEN: Feb. 9-12.

BREDA: Feb. 9-12.

Spain

CÁDIZ: Through Feb. 17.

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS: Through Feb. 17.

SITGES: Through Feb. 13.

Switzerland

ARBON: Feb. 17, international carnival parade ,2 p.m.

BASEL: Feb. 18-21, Morgenstreich, procession with illuminated lanterns, Feb. 18, 4 a.m.

BERN: Feb. 14-16.

BELLINZONA: Through Feb. 12.

FRIBOURG: Through Feb. 12.

WILER, LÖTSCHENTAL: Feb. 9, traditional parade of Tschäggättä.

LUCERNE: Through Feb. 12.

ST. GALLEN: Through Feb. 12.

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