"In Maastricht carnaval is called Vastelaovend. Virtually all businesses close in a three-day celebration of life, spring, beer and friendship, though in the province of Limburg there is an added element of poking fun at the government and politics. "
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"The 1st day of Carnaval is six weeks before Easter Sunday and the festivities last 3 days. "
"People get dressed up and go from café to café, singing songs, dancing and drinking"
On this holiday it is traditional to buy your carnival at the shops of the center of Maastricht