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Folklore And Tradition

Fête de la Cour du Coucou in Polleur

Fête de la Cour du Coucou in Polleur
© Fête de la Cour du Coucou

Venture into the legend of the Staneux Beast. A one of a kind event oozing folklore and tradition. In Polleur from 26 to 27/07/14!

Take part in a festive weekend, full of tradition and folklore, which will start on the Saturday with Coucou's wedding, which will be followed by a wedding reception and a party.

On the Sunday morning, the able men will go hunting for the beast, whilst their wives wait "patiently", whilst having an aperitif.

Various entertainment will take place in the afternoon such as, the Walloon theatre, puppets and some old games...

In various taverns, where you find lots of colourful characters, you will sample exactly what is required to strengthen all good hunters!

The highlight of the celebration, Coucou's judgement, will plunge you back into the heart of the popular court that enforces sentences immediately.

Practical information

3pm: Gathering outside Coucou's house - Speech from the town authorities
3.30: Horse-drawn carriage parade in the village and to the mill with bagpipes
6.30: Coucou's wedding
5.45: Aperitif accompanied by latecomers and bagpipes
7pm: Wedding banquet (invitation only) accompanied by a violin performance from Mr Parotte
9pm: "The 80s" party accompanied by DJ Jean-Pierre Nols


9am: A fricassee for the gallant hunters
10am: Gathering of the hunters and a speech
10.30am: Departure of the men towards the Staneux woods to hunt
11am: Women's aperitif
1.15pm: Hunters return
2pm: Various entertainment, such as Wolloon theatre, old games, taverns, wine cellar...
5.30pm: Coucou's capture
6pm: Coucou's judgement and descent into water
8pm: Musical entertainment and onion soup

This event takes place every 2 years!


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