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The Cwarmê: Malmedy's carnival

  • Folklore and Tradition
Event planned for the month from February to March 2020
Dates and programme may be subject to change.

Le Cwarmê is a fantastic carnival stretching over 4 days of festivities. This event, well ingrained in the Walloon tradition, is famous for its fascinating masks: no less than 15 different characters.

The program

Saturday: the "Giant Police" open the festivities, followed by a folkloric procession

Sunday: dance of the Haguètes (the main characters of the carnival) and the Arlequins, followed by a large procession (with over 2,500 persons in costume and traditional mask).

Monday: named day of "Roles", satirical scenes played in the street followed by a procession

Mardi Gras: day of the Mâssis Tour, a procession gathering the many carnival guilds. A character named the Hag`guète will be burnt on the bonfire at the end of the day, thus closing the festivities.

 

Schedule

Event planned for the month from February to March 2020
Dates and programme may be subject to change.
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.