Sunday, March 06, 2011

Carnaval in Maastricht

We have often passed through Maastricht on our way to or back from France, but we have never had time to stop. To make it worse, it is less than an hour from where we live, so we decided to go there yesterday. We know the Germans are keen on Karneval, and we have been to Duesseldorf and seen all the fancy dress, happy people and all the colours on earth. What we did not know, was that the Dutch are as keen on partying during the carnival season. Yesterday was grey and cold, but that did not dampen the spirit. Just look at these snaps.

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oreneta said...

Carnaval is a pretty big deal here too....we were out last night watching the festivities. Nice photos!

swenglishexpat said...

Oreneta - Thank you. I guess it is a much bigger affair in Barcelona, but Maastricht was very colourful, and people were very friendly. As you might guess, the dominant colour was orange, the national colour. You also saw a lot of red/yellow/green, the Limburg region's colours.