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Carnival in Brussels

Alaaf! While in Aalst, Binche, in the German-speaking cantons, the confetti reserves swell, almost exploding, in Brussels, carnival festivities are also there.


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If the carnivals of Aalst, Binche, Eupen, Malmedy and Stavelot seem almost as far away as that of Rio, rest assured. BrusselsLife has put together a colorful and exclusively Brussels program for you.

Ixelles celebrates the World in carnival

On Wednesday 19 February, come and celebrate the World Carnival in Ixelles in a friendly and family atmosphere. Meet in the streets of the Malibran district, around Place Flagey!

At the Museum of Fantastic Art

From February 22 until March 1, the Museum of Fantastic Art relaunches its "Tharkam Witch Carnival". The Museum offers children to unravel the mystery of the strange and to enter the land of witches to face the trials of carnival.

Oruro Carnival

The Oruro Carnival is the famous Bolivian carnival classified by UNESCO. Its Brussels version is back on Saturday February 29 for its 14th edition, meet at Place Sainte-Catherine at 4 p.m. For the occasion, the Manneken-Pis will be dressed in "Diablada", symbol of the carnival of Oruro.

Kraainem Carnival

On Saturday, February 29, Kraainem takes the big game. Like every year, the carnival will be celebrated with great fanfare during a folk procession. Bands, floats and costumes more sophisticated and colorful than ever will set the mood in the streets of the town.

Scharnaval Schaerbeek

He arrives a little later than the others. The Scharnaval de Schaerbeek will take place from Saturday March 14 to Sunday April 5, 2020. The opportunity to discover the new Queen of Scharnaval who was elected a few weeks earlier. The floats, the confetti will however be very present, for the happiness of young and old!

Costume shops in Brussels

Dracula, Cesar, Superman, etc. If your sewing skills are not to be trusted, don't hesitate to trust one of the many costume shops in the city. Among the not-to-be-missed, the Palais des Cotillons awaits you, just a stone throw away from Grand Place, just like Picard Megafun Partystore.

For children, but not only, the toystores BoutChic in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre and Serneels at Place Stéphanie will please all the little princesses, pirates and other witches.

And for those who just want to rent their costume, go to Maison Eldorado in Ixelles.

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