“Weiberfastnacht” – Women’s Carnival in Germany

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Women dressed in costumes for “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) celebrate in Cologne February 12, 2015. Women’s Carnival marks the start of a week of street festivals, the highlight of the event being “Rosenmontag” (Rose Monday), the final day of the carnival where mass processions are held. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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Men dressed as Lego figures talk to a girl during “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A woman dressed as a cleaning lady laughs during “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A man skis down the stairs during “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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Men dressed as skiers pose during “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A man skis down the steps during “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A man dressed as skier prepares to jump during “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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Women dressed in a costume as cleaning ladies pose during “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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Women dressed in costumes celebrate during “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A man dressed in a costume of Black Forest woman poses at “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A woman dressed in a costume of Superwoman poses at “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A man dressed in a costume of a smurf poses at “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A woman dressed in a costume of Marge Simpson poses at “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) in Cologne February 12, 2015. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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