March 9, 2014


Last week, it was that time of year again! It's the time when everyone starts looking for great costumes and let's him or herself go because it's carnival! YESSSS. I can understand that this sounds weird to a lot of people reading this. In most towns, carnival isn't a big deal but here in Herenthout it's something a lot of people have been looking forward to for a very long time. Why, you ask? Well... In Belgium, there are several towns/cities that have a parade or a tradition that has something to do with carnival (the best known city is probably Aalst). As does Herenthout! But you see, the special thing about Herenthout is that we have the oldest parade of Belgium. YES, WE DO! So, Aalst may have a prettier/better/bigger/better known parade, we're older, we're 122 years old! And we take pride in it! To celebrate this event we of course have our parade on Sundays, on Monday there's a big costume-themed party for adults and on Tuesday we do the same thing but for the little ones. As you might have suspected from the picture above, I went to the costumed party on Monday (I was Snow White, the Boyfriend was a dwarf). The funny thing about this is that - as you may have noticed - the Boyfriend is quite tall... Okay, very tall. To solve this problem we just told people that underneath his costume, 7 dwarfs were sitting on top of each other. You can find more pictures below! Today's the last day the parade goes through town and the weather looks promising so I'll try to get some snapshots. Then you'll know what I'm talking about ;)

That's how I looked when I came back from the party at 4:30 a.m.

1 comment:

  1. Hihi fijne foto's :D Leuk kostuum! Ik doe daar niet zo erg aan mee aan carnaval! ^^