Carnival Parade of Maaseik

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The Carnival Parade of Maaseik is the oldest carnival parade of Belgium. The parade is every year at Laetare Sunday in Maaseik, in the northeast of Belgium. The first official parade, then called Cavalcade, was in 1865.

Except during both World Wars there was a parade every year since 1865. The first prince carnival in the parade was since 1949. It is a large parade with groups and wagons from all over Belgian and Dutch Limburg as well as from North Rhine-Westphalia. The parades goes through the historical city of Maaseik and is about 2,5 km long.