pdf

The Carnival of Charleroi

  • Carnival of Charleroi 2018
  • Folklore and Tradition
Event planned for the month of March 2020
Dates and programme may be subject to change.

The Carnival of Charleroi, created in the 19th century, is one of the most expected folkloric events of the region. Come and join the fun!

The event started in 1890 as a mere neighborhood fête. At the time, the city would invite companies of Gilles from other regions to join in, having none of their own. It's only after the end of the Second World War that Charleroi finally had two associations.

The carnival now is an incredible symbol of joy, bringing all generations together. Folkloric characters, giant puppets, amazing costumes, drums, fifes and orchestras... Cheerfulness is all around. The festivities conclude with a bonfire on which a six metres high raven is burnt.

 

Schedule

Event planned for the month of March 2020
Dates and programme may be subject to change.
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.