Salaai! Celebrating Carnival in Lampegat

Are you ready? Eindhoven definitely is, because Carnival is soon to come. All year round everyone is thinking of the best, most original, funniest outfits. Read all about celebrating Carnival in Lampegat. Because from the 21st to the 25th of February Eindhoven is not Eindhoven, but Lampegat!

Carnival madness

People in Eindhoven love a good party. In The Netherlands people often say “Eindhoven, de gekste” which means “Eindhoven, the maddest”. The biggest party of the year is Carnival. Floats, crazy outfits and songs that everyone can sing along to. You might be in for a surprise if you’ve never celebrated Carnival in Lampegat before. Just grab a beer and follow the people. If you do that you’re in for the experience of a lifetime. Just be aware that there’s a ban on glass and cans this year. So make sure your drink is in a plastic cup.

Allicht de skônste

Every year a theme is chosen for Carnival. This year’s theme is “Allicht de skônste” which means probably the most beautiful. Most people will probably go all out and dress in over the top outfits. Nothing is too crazy for Carnival. Want to wear leopard leotards and a tutu? Go ahead, you’re sure not to stand out. Not really sure what to wear? Go with something orange and blue. Those are Lampegats colours.

Get in the mood

One of the important things for Carnival is music. The songs need to be catchy, funny and easy to sing-a-long to. Every year a competition called “Liedjesfist” is held so people can pick the song for Carnival. This years winner is  “Jij bent mijn Lampegat” bij De Dolle 3’s & The Tony’s. Get in the mood for Carnival and listen to this song and others here.

The parade

On Saturday the 22nd of February it’s going to be Parade day. There will be performances, a children’s parade and the actual Lampegatse parade. The when and where can be found here.  If you really want to celebrate Carnival you have to be in Eindhoven from the 21st until the 26th and check out all the major squares and bars. It will be one big, crazy party.

Ready for celebrating Carnival in Lampegat? Book a room at Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven. The comfortable beds will ensure a proper night’s rest after all the partying.

You’ll be surprised!