F-I-N-A-L-L-Y it is that time of the year again, carnival! The place where I live in Belgium, carnival is very big and everyone in town looks forward to this period the whole year round. Three days of partying, dressing up, acting goofy and a complete town feast is lying ahead of us.
A lot of people, even in Belgium, don’t get what the big fuss is about in our town when carnival is coming around.
I grew up with the event so for me it is very necessary to celebrate it! For us, it is thé event of the year. Everyone gets to dress up and act very funny.
There is a big ceremony on Sunday and 2 shorter ones on Monday and Tuesday. There is also a prince elected to guide the carnival.
All over town there is music, dancing and on every corner of the streets people are partying like they are going to die tomorrow. There is ambiance that you’ve never seen before. There are also a lot of attractions. Songs are made in our own dialect. Sometimes it gets a teeny tiny bit (read: A LOT) marginal because we like to drink toomuch but that’s okay, it is just three days in a year!
Note: In Belgium it is legal to drink when you are 16 years old and 18 for strong drinks. I am 19 so there is no problem. (Just in case people start to worry about under age drinking ;). )
I also want to say that our carnival isn’t comparable to the carnival in other countries, we celebrate it in another way!
I hope you guys are a fraction as excited as I am for this major event, so let’s see at what I came up with for 2016!
That was it for today guys, I hope you liked it! Do you guys celebrate carnival where you live? How do you celebrate it? Let me know because I am very curious about it!
See you next time!
Your Belgian blogger,
Disclaimer: Not sponsored. I bought everything on my own and these are my own opinions. Pictures are mine. Please note that I am not a professional.