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Folklore And Tradition : Carnival

Carnival of Laetare

Carnival of Laetare
© WBT/ Alex Kouprianoff
  • Opening periods
    • from Sunday 26 March 2017 to Tuesday 28 March 2017
    • Address:
      Place Communale
      7100 LA LOUVIEREBelgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    The Laetare festivities begin on Friday with the traditional children's carnival in Baume.
    From 1:30pm, hundreds of children will parade through the Baume neighbourhood, to the local school, where a big rondeau will conclude the afternoon.
    Sunday: rondeau at 12:30pm and fireworks display at 9pm at the Place Communale.
    Monday: Start of the parade from Place Maugrétout-Albert 1er as of 5pm, followed by the final rondeau at Place Mansart. Fireworks display at 10pm.
    Tuesday: the burning of the bumps all over town from 9:45pm and every 'Gilles' society has its own favourite site to burn their bumps, the most noteworthy being: place Mansart for Les Boute-en-Train, place Mansart for Les Gilles de Bouvy, and place Maugretout for Les Maugretout.
    For more information:


    • tel. : +32 (0) 64 26 15 00
    • fax : +32 (0) 64 27 79 03


    • tel. : +32 (0) 64 27 79 00
    • website :
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    PLUSTourist information on the town LA LOUVIERE



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