WATCH: What were the highlights of this year’s spontaneous Carnival in Ghaxaq?
Year after year, the spontaneous Carnival in Ghaxaq is gaining in popularity.
The main square in the village was packed to the brim during Carnival where many people flocked to admire the original costumes and the small floats.
During this Carnival, one can find every type of mask and float, however, what distinguishes this Carnival from others is its spontaneity. Although various people just dress up in whatever they can find, others have spent weeks preparing unique masks made from papier–mâché, burlap or other items.
The roots of the Ghaxaq Carnival go back 100 years and the tradition has been handed down from one generation to the other. It is well-known for its fun, spontaneity, the macabre feel and the mysteries it brings with it.