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Calendar of carnivals in Belgium in 2015

Get plenty of ideas for carnival 2015 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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15/03/2015 > 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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15/03/2015 > 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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15/03/2015>16/03/2015 > 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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15/03/2015>17/03/2015 > Carnival of Laetare (LA LOUVIERE)

The Laetare festivities begin on Friday with the traditional children's carnival in Baume....
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15/03/2015 > 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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20/03/2015>22/03/2015 > Carnaval du Printemps - Spring Carnival - Folklore and tradition in Rebecq (REBECQ)

Come and celebrate spring and experience a festive moment: fun, music, costumes and a parade await you in Rebecq, on 05 and 06/04/14!...
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22/03/2015 > CARNIVAL (LOBBES)

Carnival in the centre of Lobbes, a fortnight before Easter. In presence of the "Société Royale des Hottes et des Nonancourts"...
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