- Folklore and Tradition
These festivities, launched 1923, celebrate the Walloon patriotism and spirit, thus commemorating September 1830 revolutionary days. They take place in September every year.
Although celebrated throughout the South of Belgium, these festivities prove particularly popular in Namur, where some 250,000 people come to town for the weekend.
A joyful spirit
Among the main events in Namur, the most remarkable is no doubt the moving and funny mass in Walloon on the Monday morning.
Also worth mentioning is the "Frairie des Masuis et Cotelis Jambois" - who has gained a reputation for their traditional dances both in Belgium and abroad.
On the place St Aubain you can marvel at the famous "Joutes des échasseurs" (the Stilt-walker's Contest). This is an ancient and near-sacred tradition in Namur.