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Unusual spring meeting at the Carnival in Binche

The low use of the Belgian town of Bins would hardly be known to the whole world, if not amazing. is considered one of the largest in Europe, second only to Venice. In 2003, the carnival in Binche listed as intangible cultural heritage of humanity, UNESCO, and this is a clear indication of identity, originality and beauty of the folk festival.

The story and the main character of the carnival

Carnival in Binche spring days before lent. Its history is rooted in the middle Ages. These days the Catholic Church allowed his flock a few days noisy festivities, followed by the longest post of the year. The tradition of riotous festivities caught on and eventually transformed into a wonderful carnival, collecting a huge number of participants and curious spectators. Bright carnival lasts for three days.

Carnival traditions and beliefs

On the first day of the carnival to the streets of the city come out thousands of participants in its breathtaking fantasy costumes. This procession is accompanied by drumbeats and melodies derived from the old barrel organs. The second day of the festival called youth because of various youth organizations, bringing together its members Continue reading

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