The Chinese Carnival in Dietfurt
On the last Thursday before Shrove Tuesday (the so-called "Crazy Thursday"), those who want to celebrate with cheerfulness meet in Dietfurt. Here, the "Fifth Year’s Season" follows a colourful and unusual tradition: the Chinese Carnival. A multi-coloured parade wanders through the town with several floats and groups on foot. Then the "China emperor" is announced on the stage on the Marktplatz square. The day ends celebrating in the restaurants and "Gasthöfe" of the town.
Dietfurt honours its nickname of "Bavarian China" also in Summer: during the "Chinese Summer" Dietfurt’s inhabitants and their guests from China present the many aspects of their own cultures with plays, courses and seminars.