Mardi Gras…..sort of!

So, I know Matdi Gras is usually the day before Ash Wednesday, but in Venlo, the Netherlands, the carnival was cancelled due to bad weather. Now on the first weekend of March it is rescheduled and it is no less impressive for the delay.

From 1pm the carnival procession weaved around the centre of the town, and thousands of people gathered to watch…..whilst consuming much beer!  There was certainly a lot of face-paint being used, and some very enthusiastic, if not professional, bands providing great noise to th proceedings.

  
  
Mardi Gras may be one last bash before the Lenten fast begins,nut this 4th Sunday in Lent was certainly a day off.

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