Binche Carnival in Brussels

Binche Carnival Overview

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The Binche Carnival is one of the most popular festivals in Belgium and takes place in the town of Binche which is an hour away from Brussels. The festival starts seven weeks before Lent and lasts for 49 days. The festival comprises of dances and parties. Men dress up in white masks, tiny glasses and wear wooden shoes called Gilles, named after the composer Gilles Binchois. The festival also includes fun events such as orange throwing and confetti battles.

Dates: The festival starts 49 days before Lent. The dates of Lent vary annually according to the Christian calendar.

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