Bad Weather Puts Small Damper on Carnival Parade
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Crowds were smaller at this year’s Carnival parade in Cologne due to bad weather, according to Daily Mail.
With increased security measures in place to prevent more robberies and sexual assaults, carnival-goers still celebrated the carnival season on Sunday in the German city, Daily Mail reported.
The parade, which is called “Schull un Veedelszoech,” usually brings about 250,000 visitors; however, fewer people attended this year due to rain and strong winds, Daily Mail said.
The parade is a centuries-old tradition in western and southwestern Germany, where men and women dress up in clown costumes and bright-colored wigs. The festivities end with Rose Monday parades.
As far as Monday’s parades go, organizers have banned horses, large puppets and flags due to the weather forecast, Daily Mail reported.
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