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Folklore And Tradition : Carnival

Carnival of Laetare

Carnival of Laetare
© WBT/ Alex Kouprianoff

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


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We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.