- Folklore and Tradition
Cwarmê is a fantastic carnival stretching over 4 days of festivities. This event, well ingrained in the Walloon tradition, is famous for its fascinating masks: no less than 15 different characters.
Saturday: the "Giant Police" open the festivities, followed by a folkloric procession
Sunday: dance of the Haguètes (the main characters of the carnival) and the Arlequins, followed by a large procession (with over 2,500 persons in costume and traditional mask).
Monday: named day of "Roles", satirical scenes played in the street followed by a procession
Mardi Gras: day of the Mâssis Tour, a procession gathering the many carnival guilds. A character named the Hag`guète will be burnt on the bonfire at the end of the day, thus closing the festivities.
Before getting on the road, do contact the closest tourist office to your destination. If you are going to the Hautes Fagnes, please remember the number of visitors is limited each day. The Hautes Fagnes Tourist Office will give you the latest details. The Luxembourg and East Cantons Tourist Office will give you the ski slopes opening times. For additional skiing and winter sports information in Belgium, you can contact the East Contons Tourist Office.
Event planned for the month of February 2022 (1)
(1) Dates and programme may be subject to change.