Belgium, Walloon Region, Hainaut province, the town of Binche, the Carnival of Binche whose first written records date back to 1394 is recognized as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2003.
The Carnival of Binche culminates on Mardi Gras, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, with the only official, codified outing of the some 1000 Gilles of Binche from thirteen companies following a strict code of dress and tradition.

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