Carnival in Oberursel

The carnival procession took place in Oberursel on Sunday, 19th February, 2023.

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Things to know about the carnival procession in Oberursel

It’s carnival time! The big procession in Oberursel starts at 2.11pm on Sunday afternoon. But with it having been cancelled for two years due to Covid and one year due to high winds, many people new to the area do not know what to expect and have been asking questions. So I went out and filmed some answers (in German):

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The 11th November is known as Martinstag or Sankt Martin. Originally the start of a 40-day period of fasting before Christmas, it is now more associated with the processions of children holding lanterns that take place after dark. Many families eat goose on this day.

The day also sees the start of the Karneval season.

To hear a simple explanation, a short discussion, and a children’s song in German, listen to the podcast:

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Laterne, Laterne,
Sonne, Mond und Sterne,
brenne auf mein Licht,
brenne auf mein Licht,
aber nur meine liebe Laterne nicht.

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