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This morning was the Kinder Carnival parade here in Hinsbeck. Kindergarten kids and elementary pupils went marching together on the street. Kindergartenkinder und Grundschüler waren gemeinsam auf dem marsch. By the way, the clown (on the bottom left) is my son Gillian. His first carnival parade ever! He enjoyed it very much and was proud to show us his bag full of sweets he gathered.
Carnival is a festival season. It occurs immediately before Lent, the main events are usually during February or March. It typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations.