Karneval In Dusseldorf!

Karneval in Dusseldorf! in association with American International Women’s Club

Altweiber* celebration

Thursday 24th February at 10:00 – 11:30

 AIWCD online Karneval Altweiber’s tag – dress up and take the German Quiz

Instead of storming the Rathaus in person, we invite all of our members and guests from the International English Library to virtually celebrate Karneval with our hosts, the American International Women’s Club Dusseldorf!

The program will be in English for all to join in. It will be hosted by Anke Gärtner and moderated by Karen Van Antwerp will discuss Düsseldorf Helau!

The session will include an interactive Carnival quiz, discussion about Carnival as well as a short film. Learn about the different customs and traditions around this special celebration. What’s the special food locals eat on these special days and why? What are all these Carnival days called? Make SURE to dress up!

DRESS UP in the carnival theme with guests wearing funny hats, bright colored wigs, dressing in happy BRIGHT COLORS, even try to wear Carnival makeup. WHY NOT? Bring your kids, hubby, dog, cat, goldfish, and let’s have a great time! Make yourself comfortable and enjoy this online Karneval session. Are you ready to have a good time? Please join us!

WHEN:  Thursday, February 24 at 10 am – 11:30 (11:11 is a special time for this day!)

WHERE: Zoom link is given after registration to register go to https://www.aiwcduesseldorf.org/event-4636211 and select non-member. There is no cost associated with this session. 

HOST: Anke Gärtner,  Anke_Gaertner@web.de, 01734779024


Dusseldorf’s Women’s Carnival Day (Weiberfastnacht) is part of The Crazy Days carnival. In the early morning, the streets are filled with young women and teenagers dressed in colorful cloths.

On 11:11 o’clock the carnival starts with parades and various events. In the evening, lots of parties are held in the bars and clubs where the women take their revenge from the men in a humorous way.

If a man meets a woman that approaches with pursed lips in one of the parties, he has to be prepared to get a ”festival kiss” named Butzie. But if she approaches with scissors, the man should be prepared to loose his tie (it will be cut).

The Women Carnival events create a unique joy atmosphere.



Feb 24 2022


10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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