During the carnival, when everything is upside down, the town of Solothurn is transformed into Honolulu. The reason is that somebody once jokingly said that when you look at a globe, Solothurn is exactly opposite of Hawaii and the idea has stuck to this day.
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015: children’s Chesslete (noise-making), 3 p.m. Dornacherplatz
Fat Thursday, 12 February 2015: 5:00 a.m. Chesslete (noise-making), 2.31 p.m. children’s parade
Saturday, 14 February 2015: “Ballzillus” party at Landhaus and street carnival
Sunday, 15 February and Tuesday, 17 February 2015: carnival parade, 2.31 p.m. on both days
Ash Wednesday, 18 February 2015: 8 p.m. burning of the Böögg
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