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The Laetare carnival in Tilff

  • Discover the giants, symbols of Wallonia and its rich folklore, in Tilff
  • Folklore and Tradition
Event planned for the month of March 2020
Dates and programme may be subject to change.

Belgian carnivals are sometimes called Laetare: a fitting name as it means to rejoice in Latin. Why not fill up your heart with joy in Tilff?

This is a carnival like no other... Created in 1952 by the folkloric group le Porais Tilffois, the procession looks like a nomad vegetable patch. Dressed up at leeks (poireaux in French, porês or porais in the local dialect), the participants dance to the harmonious sound of the Jardiniers Mélomanes (or music-loving gardeners) around a giant puppet called Djôsèf li r'piqueû (Joseph, the replanter) and other traditional characters.

Indulge in a bowl of leek soup, made especially for the carnival. Thousands of litres are served that day!

The festivities conclude with a large bonfire on which the Macrâle hiver (winter witch) is burnt.

 

Schedule

Event planned for the month of 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.