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Germany Today

Women's Carnival night

The Thursday before Ash Wednesday is traditionally Fat Thursday - in Germany Weiberfastnacht, or "women's Carnival night." It's the start to Germany's street carnival season, when women reign - and cut off men's neckties. The tradition was started by washer women near Bonn some 200 years ago.

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