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Binche Carnival in Belgium

Binche CarnavalWhen & Where This Belgian festival; the Binche Carnaval usually takes place in the town of Binche in Belgium on Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras.

What to Expect Locals dress up in fancy costumes wearing bizarre masks with green eyes: Gilles. They weave their way through the crowds armed with baskets full of oranges. Yes, they pelt you with oranges. But unlike the Ivrea Orange Throwing Carnival you are forbidden from retaliating.

Getting there Book a flight into any European airport here then take a bus or book a train here.

Accommodation in Belgium

Where to stay Book your accommodation below for the Binche carnival. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Binche and Belgium available here.

Carnaval of Binche History


This European festival dates back almost 200 years, the pelting of oranges was seen as a gift promising a good harvest and hence the "no throw backs" policy.
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