Carnival, folklore and traditions in Tournai

  • Demonstration
  • Folklore and Tradition
From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March 2019.

This carnival, created in 1981, is sure to enchant you with its creativity and cheerfulness. This year's theme will be "The Big Big Bang".

Programme Highlights:

Friday night: The festivities start with the Night of the Intrigue, a fascinating light and sound show.

Saturday: music, masquerade and grand-ball at the Halle aux Draps. Kids will love the balloon release at 5 pm and the "Pichous", thrown from the top of the belfry at 6 pm. A gourmet carnival emblem for more than 20 years, this sweet little roll of candied fruits has the appearance of a little man, in a nod to that of the Saint-Piat district. The Pichous throw takes place before the burning of the carnival king: a big pyre around which the children find themselves dancing to the sound of the tam-tams!

Sunday: the guilds will go from one café to another.



From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March 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.