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The Bavarian Beerhouse, Bristol’s authentic German bar and restaurant, is bringing the German custom of Carnival season to Bristol with a traditional ‘Carnival Fancy Dress Party’ on Saturday 1st March. Be prepared for an evening of imaginative outfits, a DJ playing cheesy Eurotrash, a lot of dancing and a general atmosphere of boisterous fun.

In true Carnival spirit, guests at the Bavarian Beerhouse Bristol will be encouraged to dress as outrageously as possible for the night. Whether you’re a pirate, a cowboy or a little devil, all fancy dress is welcomed and applauded, with the best costume winning a surprise prize.

Whilst the Brits will find any excuse for a fancy dress party at any time of the year, Germans tend to wear costumes only during the Carnival season. Fancy dress is a big part of the Carnival in Cologne, one of the Rhineland’s major cultural centres. An annual celebration since the 1800s, Cologne Carnival starts on 11th November and runs for four months (with a break for Christmas and New Year!), culminating in six days of celebration and parades at the start of March. Every year, the city parade attracts millions of locals and guests, who celebrate and dance in the streets and at masked balls in fancy dress.

“Carnival is a time for people to get into their best fancy dress costumes and party,’ Sabine von Reth, founder and owner, commented. “We like to keep this tradition alive and we’re looking forward to bringing the Carnival spirit to Bristol for the first time.”

Entrance is free. The evening starts at 8pm on Saturday 1st March and ends at 1am. Book in advance online (http://www.bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk/index.php/contact-form) or by calling the Bavarian Beerhouse Hotline on 0844 330 2005.

For more information see http://www.bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk/index.php/ourpublicevents/carnival.



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