It’s carnival in Aalst!

Delayed by an hour through the storm the carnival float parade set out in the fair city of Aalst, capital of Flemish carnival, on Sunday.  For three days no-one and nothing will escape derision and mockery by the revellers.

After last year’s controversy surrounding figures caricaturing Jews the Jewish theme returned to the parade this year also with one group presenting the Aalst tribunal where judges have to give a verdict on humour.

Whether everybody will be able to appreciate this form of humour remains to be seen.

Other themes brought to life include the corona virus threat, Australian bush fires, King Albert’s belated acceptance he has a daughter out-of-wedlock and UNESCO’s reaction to last year’s controversy about the Jewish caricatures.

James Arthur Photography
James Arthur Photography
James Arthur Photography
James Arthur Photography

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