February 18th

Maastricht Calendar Today the city prince arrives by train, at 12.51 hrs, in his serious prince’s costume, to inspect his guard of Kachelpiepers at 13.45 hrs outside the station. In a festive procession all proceed to the Markt, where at 14.55 hrs the statue of Mooswief (photo) will receive her customary wreath of vegetables.

On they go to city hall, where the yearly verbal fight between the mayor and the Tempeleers’ spokesperson ends with the prince taking over power. For 3 days. Usually broadcast directly by RTV Maastricht.