The big Carnival

The Netherlands 2012

The 'Carnaval' in the South of Holland is an old tradition which goes back hundreds of years. Back then all Christians: Orthodox, Catholic and Protestants were conjuring the evil by releasing their good spirit and celebrating. This was a tradition lasting for few days only, and just before the last fasting which followed for 40 days until Easter. Today the big Carnival is organized and totally made by the inhabitants of the area, who put personal effort and money all year long for the final event.