Dressed in the Belgian national colors of red, yellow, and black, the character of Gille de Binche dominates this carnival. Wearing masks with spectacles and moustaches, and hats laden with ostrich feathers, festival-goers known as “Gilles” stomp away the winter gloom in wooden clogs at the town’s Grand Place, and toss Seville oranges into an excitable crowd. This three-day festival, which takes place at the end of February, dates back to the 16th century and attracts thousands of revelers, who dance in the streets beneath a firework-filled sky to the sound of local brass bands.
The carnival of Binche is an event that takes place each year in the Belgian town of Binche during the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. Wikipedia