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Jemappes' cavalcade and giant puppets

  • Folklore and Tradition
From Sunday 21 to Tuesday 23 April 2019.

Join this fantastic cavalcade: a very popular folkloric tradition in Wallonia, featuring floats led by horses.

A new giant puppet has joined the procession for its 100th anniversary: Dominicienne will now walk with Dominique, Dominica et Dominicus.

Why was the first "Giant" named Dominique?

Dominique referred to, in the 19th century, the salary you would touch at the end of the month. The coins showed the sentence "domine salvum fac regem" (Lord, save the King). By naming their giant Dominique, the city showed they were trying to raise funds for the poor.

The program

  • The Gilles and various guilds, all in traditional costume, will meet in the main streets of Jemappes.
  • Night procession with Bengal lights from the "Lighthouse" to the Grand' Place where folkloric dances will take place.
  • Music, costumes, bonfire on the Grand Place
  • Fireworks.

Schedule

From Sunday 21 to Tuesday 23 April 2019.
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.