30.01.2024: StroofKOLLEG ->Carnival from Babylon to Beuel

Dr Sylva Harst: "Carnival from Babylon to Beuel" -> Note from 28.01.2024: Martha Gebhard will give the lecture for Dr Harst, who is ill.

Carnival is not a Rhineland "invention"; 5000 years ago, Babylonians and Sumerians turned the world upside down. Rulers became slaves and vice versa, taboos were broken and everyday life was forgotten, of course only at a certain time of the year.

A few thousand years later, the electors of Cologne celebrated an "upside-down world" called carnival to excess, but were by no means thrilled that their subjects did the same. The power of the jecken Wiever in Beuel, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, is also based on the rebellion against the prevailing conditions. The religious scholar Dr Sylva Harst will talk about these and other aspects.

The event will take place:

When: Tuesday, 30.01.2024
Where: Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus, Adelheidisstraße 3, Bonn, 53225 Vilich
Time: 7:30 pm

As always, the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch e.V. invites you to enjoy a glass of wine afterwards.

Participation in the event is free of charge, but donations are welcome.

Photo credits: Adobe Stock Image 710288661