• Folklore and Tradition
Sunday 10 March 2019

Ancient carnival bonfires, ceremonies during which the Bonhomme Hiver' (Winter Man) is traditionally burnt, are making a major comeback in modern day Wallonia. The most famous of these is undoubtedly the Grand Feu at Bouge, close to the Walloon capital of Namur.

There, on the first Sunday of Lent, a colossal bonfire is lit (the largest of seven in total across the valley of Namur), and Springs official arrival is celebrated. The ceremony ends with a spectacular firework display, best viewed from the jutting walls of Namurs towering stone citadel.

 

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Sunday 10 March 2019
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