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
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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