Yesterday I was introduced to my very first Dutch Carnival, apparently held in towns throughout the Netherlands during Lent.

I’ve never experienced anything quite like it, anywhere. Everyone in fancy dress costumes, some quite elaborate, gather in bars & drink beer…..lots of beer.

Typically the Carnival lasts for several days & includes a procession with music etc.

Great fun & maybe next year I will take it more seriously & go in fancy dress!

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