Carnival season starts

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Most people are preparing for Dutch Sint Nicolaas, Christmas, New Year’s Eve? Others kicked off Carnival 2019, Sunday.

Rommelgat appoints new Prince Carnival

Famous Eindhoven citizen Johan Vlemmix was appointed Prince Carnival of Rommelgat, on the eleventh of the eleventh. Carnival organisation Stichting Organisatie Karnaval Veldhoven (SOK), announced his election at its annual ball. The SOK’s Princes’ Ball took place at theatre De Schalm.

The 59-year-old Vlemmix will be known as “Grand Prince Television-Kiss of Rommelgat” (Grote Prins van Rommelgat Televisiekus). He will ensure all Carnival preparations and activities will run smoothly. SOK stated their Grand Prince is the perfect choice. He will ensure carnival at Rommelgat will be one big party. He is a “stimulator who achieves great results”, according to the organisation.

The vacancy for a new Prince was announced in July. Shortly afterwards, Johan Vlemmix was approached through network-channels. “There was the click, as well as the conviction that together, we could breathe new life into carnival in Veldhoven. It is no problem that Vlemmix is a Lampegatter. He has economic ties with Veldhoven. Moreover, we live in a region where the inhabitants work and party across municipal boundaries on a daily basis,” explains SOK.

Grand Prince Television-Kiss will be assisted by his adjutants Rob Govers and Angelo Jansen and ladies-in-waiting Nicole Theuns and Yentl van Bakel. Their motto for Veldhoven’s next carnival: ‘De Kroon op Carnaval’ – which roughly translates into “the Jewel in the Carnival Crown”.

Lampegat kicks off Carnival with Elluf Elluf

Meanwhile, Lampegat (Eindhoven) kicked off its carnival season Sunday as well. Here, the kick-off starts on the afternoon of the eleventh of eleventh. On this date and time, Lampegat starts its traditional “Elluf Elluf”.

In Eindhoven, pubs open eleven minutes past one o’clock on the eleventh of the eleventh. Around half past two, the official hand-over from previous to new Prince of Niehaals Carnival Society takes place at Stratumseind. At eleven past three, a pub crawl starts and slightly afterwards, the new Prince ensures the lights are put on throughout town.

Sunday afternoon, brass bands and artists performed along Stratumseind. The new Prince Carnival of Lampegat and his court ensured they all took part in Eindhoven’s night-life.

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Translator: Kate

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