Folklore and traditions: Ophain's Children carnival

  • Folklore and Tradition
Saturday 09 March 2019

This carnival started in 1983 with 5 tractors dragging floats, richly decorated with flowers and garlands... On these stood children in special fancy dress, their face painted in colourful patterns. The procession was followed by two giant puppets and a funky 2 chevaux. Its much bigger and even more cheerful today. Come and join this family-friendly day!

The program

Face painting: from 11 am, at the city's Salle des Fêtes. A group of volunteers will help the little ones turn into tigers, pirates, fairies...

The gathering: the floats will join Rue Bertinchamps from 2 pm.

The procession: at 3 pm  by Place d'Ophain (with dances and confetti), then through the village via Rue à la Marne, Rue Les Tiennes, Rue Pré de la Blanche Maison and Rue Michel Botte and making a pause on the parking in front of the restaurant « La Ferme du Moulin à Eau »  rue A. Bourgeys.

Back at Place d'Ophain: around 6.30 pm

Brûle-Fosse: the bonfire, at 7 pm, is always looked forward to. The Winter man will be placed on top.

Dance evening: free to join, with entertainment until late in the night.


Saturday 09 March 2019
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