If Rio, Venice, and Binche have one, then what’s your city waiting for? The New Orleans carnival takes over the streets, bringing brass bands playing covers of hits of Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Marvin Gaye. But also feather-clad dancers, glittering girls and exuberant fire eaters. The recipe, you ask? Confetti, cocktails and good juju. Ladies, and gentlemen — yes, you too! —strap on a mask and ’Laissez les bons temps rouler’, like they say in New Orleans. We’ll celebrate Freedom and Extravaganza!
Each summer, Mardi Gras Festival gathers in 10 days in a row more than 120 000 people on one of the biggest square of the Gentse Feesten.