(Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Oberkirch, Germany, February 1999: A young button-nosed clown looks longingly down the street for the Fasching parade to begin. Want to catch a Fasching or Karnival parade yourself this year? The biggest ones are held Tulpensontag (Tulip Sunday, Feb. 11) and Rosenmontag (Rose Monday, Feb. 12).

Check out Stripes Europe’s story here to figure out what day your region is most likely to hold their parade.

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