In Düsseldorf, the carnivalists celebrate under the motto “We celebrate life” and in Mainz this year’s carnival motto is “In Mainz, carnival is all about – for peace, freedom, tolerance”. In 2022, the Rose Monday trains were canceled again due to the corona pandemic. Only in Cologne, given the start of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, was there a peace rally, which peaked at 250,000 people.