The combat de l'échasse d'or: a folkloric fight on stilts in Namur
Folklore and Tradition
If you love folkloric traditions, do not miss the Combat de l'échasse d'Or, which takes place in Namur the third Sunday of September. This fight on stilts, famous in Wallonia, is quite a show.
The two teams, each disguised as giants, first stand in line. At the sound of the drums, they start moving and fighting, the aim being to make the opponent fall from their stilts. The last one standing wins the graal, the golden stilts...
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