12 Mar 2019


When the famous Carnivals in Rio and Cologne have finished their celebrations Nivelles starts its Carnival which was now this weekend on March 10.

As normally I always watch the Carnival parade in Nivelles, neighbor town from Waterloo, this year I couldn't go. Most of the parades in Belgium were cancelled due to a strong storm and it was too dangerous to have people dancing on the wagons. Only walking on the street was allowed.  As I couln't take any pictures this year I just use some old once because most of the costumes never change, just to give you an idea.

Nivelles' station where the Carnival floats gathered and started their parade.

very colorful !

the witches (males and females) attack the spectators with their broom,

Some Arabs tried to fix their "Palm tree"


Maybe this was a Carnival princess

people in costumes

Carnival kids

and the famous "Gilles" with their enormous ostrich feather hats coming from the most famous carnival city Binche

Their baskets are filled with oranges

which they throw in the crowd and people try to catch them.

and the sidewalks show that the Carnival procession had passed by ! It's not snow, but confetti.

more participants here

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Fun60 said...

What a pity it was cancelled. It is a shame it doesn't take part during the warmer months of the year.

eileeninmd said...


The Carnival parade looks like fun. It is so colorful. I love the costumes.
Sorry the storm cancelled some of the parades, it is best to be safe.
I enjoyed your photos. Wishing you a happy day and week ahead!

Natalie said...

Carnivals are such fun events. Thanks, Gatina, for sharing your photos. I like the colourful floats and costumes. #OurWorldTuesday

William Kendall said...

Quite a parade!

mamasmercantile said...

What a shame that some of the activities around the parade were cancelled. It looked like an amazing event, such wonderful costumes and floats.

Tamago said...

I enjoyed the photos. Looks so much fun! Too bad most parades are cancelled this year.

Photo Cache said...

Looks like so much fun. I enjoyed all the colorful costumes.

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Loree said...

Carnival is quite a big event here but I never go. It's too crowded and noisy.

KB said...

Colourful carnival

peppylady (Dora) said...

So glad your town next door had a parade. It a nice way to bring people together.
Coffee is on

ReHiTu.com said...

Very colourful carnival!