• Folklore and Tradition

Saint Hubert, considered protector of hunters since the 19th century, is also asked of his blessing when it comes to dogs and horses. If you love traditions, make sure to stop by in Saint Hubert to see the ceremony.

Many animations will take place from 9 am in front of the basilica: folkloric groups, an artisanal market (with tasting of local products and wine), hunting horns being sounded and of course gatherings of hunters, horsemen, members of the Saint Hubert fellowship and flag throwers.

After the mass, around 11 am, holy bread will be distributed and animals blessed outside the church.

Program

  • 9 am: mass at the Saint Hubert's altar
  • 11 am: holy mass in honour of Saint Hubert by the Royal-Forêt Saint-Hubert, joined by the church's choir (basilica)
  • 12.30 pm: blessing of the animals (in front of the basilica)
  • 3 pm: vespers at the basilica with blessing of the bread and further blessing of the animals

Practical information

  • Each mass will be celebrated in full respect of Covid refulations. Masks are mandatory.
  • Number of person limited for each mass: please book in advance
  • For obvious reasons, regulations do not allow for the distribution of consecrated bread: please bring your own bread
  • Blessings of the animals will take place Place de l'Abbaye

 

COVID : We do our best to keep you informed. It's best, however, to check the latest news with the attraction you are visiting, or operator you have booked an activity with. The Covid Safe Certificate is mandatory, as is wearing masks for anyone over the age of 6. Planning to go for a walk in the Haute Fagnes, enjoy the magic of Christmas, maybe find a place for a well deserved break? Read our travel advice.
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.

Event planned for the month of November 2019 (1)


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

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