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Folklore And Tradition : Festivities And Folkloric Traditions

Les Fêtes de Wallonie - Wallonia Festival

Les Fêtes de Wallonie - Wallonia Festival
© OPT / J.P. Remy

These festivities, dating from 1923, celebrate patriotism & Walloon conscience, commemorating the revolutionary days of September 1830. From 18 to 22/09/14!


Although celebrated in the entire southern part of Belgium, these festivities are especially popular in Namur, where some 250,000 people descend on the town for the weekend.

Among the main events in Namur, the most remarkable is no doubt the moving and funny mass in Walloon on Monday morning.

Also worth mentioning is the "Frairie des Masuis et Cotelis Jambois" - who have gained a reputation for their old dances both in Belgium and abroad.

In the place St Aubain you can marvel at the famous "Joutes des échasseurs" (the Stilt-walker's Contest).

This is an ancient and near-sacred tradition in Namur.


On the schedule: gourmet discoveries and tasting sessions! Not forgetting the free shows and many concerts by your favourite artists.


There will be 43 Belgian and International artists performing at the Fêtes de Wallonie!

The three main cities for these festivities are Namur (information on +32 (0)81/24 63 33), Liège (+32 (0)4/237 92 92) and Charleroi (+32 (0)71/86 22 27).


Festivities will take place all over Wallonia in September.


Information

  • website : http://www.fetesdewallonie.be
  • email : secretariat@fetesdewallonie.be


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