El Cayoteu 1900: a folkloric procession in Lessines
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.
COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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