Rose Monday (Rosenmontag) is the monday before Ash Wednesday in Germany. It is the highlight of the carnival, which is not a national holiday, but schools are closed and the following Tuesday in the strongholds and many other areas.
Feasts and observances
Watching the Rose Monday parade; catching sweets and other gifts; celebrate; wearing a costume; dancing and singing
Shrove Monday, Collop Monday, Merry Monday, Hall Monday