• Folklore and Tradition

Cayoteux was the name given to the heard workers mining for porphyry in the region, an industry which survived until the first half of the 20th century. Indeed, the volcanic rocks, in the subsoil, has rare properties. The process is now mechanised with modern machines. This event, taking place in Lessines, pays tribute to the workmen who did everything manually.

A week rich in emotions

There will be a wide range of animations offered during the week: a fun fair, folkloric concert... The most looked forward to is the traditional procession featuring nine giant puppets, representing some of the city's celebrities.

A wonderful way to learn more of the history of the region.

 

You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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Event planned for the month of August 2021 (1)


(1) Dates and programme may be subject to change.

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