Carnival in Maastricht

15-02-2015 - 17-02-2015


Carnival in Maastricht means lots of attention and devotion for costume making ('pekskes') and make-up. All sections of the Maastricht inhabitants show their most creative side during carnival. The most beautiful creations can be admired by everyone on the streets or they can be seen in the parade. Since the Maastricht carnival, according to the Rijnland tradition, takes place outside on the streets, the whole city is decorated in the three official colours of carnival; red, yellow and green. In addition, 'Zate Hermeniekes' and 'Joekskapellen' (amateur marching bands) play on almost every corner of the streets, creating a nice atmosphere.


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