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Calendar of carnivals in Belgium in 2016

Get plenty of ideas for carnival 2016 in Belgium. Browse our calendar of carnivals, Laetares and cavalcades in Wallonie and Brussels.

Carnival festivities in Belgium have forever been anchored in folklore and tradition. The Carnival of Binche and its Gilles have no reason to envy the famous carnivals of Rio, Nice or Venice. The "Cwarmê" of Malmédy and its Haguète take you on a journey of discovery of Wallonia's carnivals. The Blancs Moussis carnival in Stavelot is an unmissable event for the local population.

The carnival parades are best experienced with friends or family throughout Wallonia, with floats, confetti cannons and all sorts of colourfully costumed, masked and face-painted characters. Traditionally, the carnival period starts with the carême, on Shrove Tuesday. Carnival offers everybody the possibility to let their hair down and celebrate while waiting for the end of this festive period.

Discover below our selection of events to celebrate carnival in Wallonia and Brussels:

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04/03/2016>06/03/2016 > Carnival - Folklore and Traditions in Florenville · FLORENVILLE

Experience the 64th cavalcade! Not just a folkloric tradition, it's a moment to share in a party atmosphere! In Florenville from 28 to 30/03/14!...
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05/03/2016>07/03/2016 > Blanc Moussis Carnival - Laetare in Stavelot · STAVELOT

The Blanc Moussis (clad in white) are the icons of this traditional Carnival. Discover these characters in Stavelot in March 2015!...
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06/03/2016 > Carnival - Laetare in Froidchapelle · FROIDCHAPELLE

Folkloric celebrations in the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region. Each year, a considerable crowd flocks to the centre of Froidchapelle. On 30/03/14!...
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06/03/2016 > Laetare Carnival in Tilff · TILFF

Estqblished in 1952, "the Porais Tilffois" folkloric group, adds originality to the Laetare Parade, making it resemble a travelling vegetable garden....
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06/03/2016 > Laetare Carnival in Welkenraedt · WELKENRAEDT

Discover this large popular festival which follows the tradition of the great Rhine carnivals. In Welkenraedt, from 28 to 30/03/14!...
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06/03/2016>07/03/2016 > The Chinel Carnival in Fosse-la-Ville · FOSSES-LA-VILLE

Discover this folkloric group known for its colourful disguises with a hump on the back and one the thorax... In Fosse-la-Ville in March 2015!...
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06/03/2016 > The Carnival of the Bears in Andenne · ANDENNE

A bear carnival? Don't worry, the bear is the town's emblem and the carnival's mascot. Discover both without further hesitation in Andenne in March 2015!...
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