This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
In Germany it's celebrated in the predominantly catholic parts of the country. That's the south and along the river Rhine.
Mainz, the city where i live, is a stronghold and the most famous one here is the carnival of Cologne