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Feb 21, 2009

It's Carnival Time in André's Hometown of Maastricht!

It's Carnival Time 2009 in Maastricht!
Maastricht, Netherlands
22 Feb 2009 - 24 Feb 2009


Maastricht has the biggest of the *Dutch Carnivals, a three day party that's extended to a full week by some seasoned revellers. The show starts for real on Carnival Sunday, February 22nd when brass bands march through the city streets. Later, stages are set up for live music and DJs. Meanwhile, fancy dress parties take place in neighbourhoods throughout the city, each with music and entertainment laid on. Maastricht's many bars stay open all night through carnival, and the crowds enjoy singing and dancing in the streets, most of them wearing their 'pekskes' (carnival costumes). Everyone comes down to earth on Ash Wednesday, the day after carnival, when a portion of 'hieringe biete' (herring bites or snacks) is the traditional consolation.

For The History of Carnival in Maastricht Click Link Below http://crossroadsmag.eu/2007/02/the-history-of-carnival-in-maastricht/

And Also Click Here For Live Vrijthof Webcam

*Note: Dutch Carnival is basically the same as our "MARDI GRAS" that is going on now in New Orleans, Louisiana (Mardi Gras in Dutch is Carnival)

2 comments:

Ineke Holland said...

Hi Sue,
I really enjoyed to read the article about the history of the Maastricht carnival!! In the northern part of the Netherlands (we say: north of the big rivers) it is very dull: no carnival at all in The Hague. Just rain.
Well, that's life!

Sue said...

Hi Ineke ~ It was a good article on it wasn't it. It all looks like a lot of fun, but Brrrrr.

I think Maastricht is going to
be wet the next few days too!
I'm sure they won't mind all
that much though! ;-)

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