Carnaval de Binche (The Gilles de Binche)

Carnaval de Binche (The Gilles de Binche)

Carnaval de Binche : Le panier en osier rempli d'orange sanguine que le Gille lance dans la foule.

Carnaval de Binche : Le panier en osier rempli d'orange sanguine que le Gille lance dans la foule.

Carnaval de Binche  http://www.carnavaldebinche.be/programme-jour-gras.html

Carnaval de Binche http://www.carnavaldebinche.be/programme-jour-gras.html

Carnaval de Binche (The mask may only be worn of the morning of Mardi Gras and is exclusive for Binche.)

Carnaval de Binche (The mask may only be worn of the morning of Mardi Gras and is exclusive for Binche.)

Carnaval de Binche

Carnaval de Binche

gilles Carnaval de binche, à faire

gilles Carnaval de binche, à faire

les Gilles de Binche, Belgium

les Gilles de Binche, Belgium

The history of the Carnaval de Binche in Belgium, held yearly on Shrove Tuesday, dates back to the 14th century. Listed by Unesco as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Binche carnival sees local men, known as Gilles, stomp around while wearing strange green-eyed masks and shaking sticks to ward off evil spirits. The carnival dates back to the 14th century.

Carnaval de Binche: a guide to warding off evil spirits in Belgium

The history of the Carnaval de Binche in Belgium, held yearly on Shrove Tuesday, dates back to the 14th century. Listed by Unesco as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Binche carnival sees local men, known as Gilles, stomp around while wearing strange green-eyed masks and shaking sticks to ward off evil spirits. The carnival dates back to the 14th century.

Carnaval de Binche

Carnaval de Binche

Binche Carnival : This four-hundred-year-old Belgian festival features the spectacular March of the Gilles, a parade of six hundred peculiarly and identically dressed men, and a pitched battle involving blood oranges as ammunition that rivals Spain’s La Tomatina as Europe’s largest food-fight. Anyone who has ever been to Belgium will know that the Belgians take their beer very seriously, and Binche’s carnival (www.carnavaldebinche.be) is a magic combination of this national preoccupation –…

Binche Carnival : This four-hundred-year-old Belgian festival features the spectacular March of the Gilles, a parade of six hundred peculiarly and identically dressed men, and a pitched battle involving blood oranges as ammunition that rivals Spain’s La Tomatina as Europe’s largest food-fight. Anyone who has ever been to Belgium will know that the Belgians take their beer very seriously, and Binche’s carnival (www.carnavaldebinche.be) is a magic combination of this national preoccupation –…

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