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The Fête des Hurlus: a folkloric festival in Mouscron

  • Folklore and Tradition
From Saturday 03 to Sunday 04 October 2020.

The Fête des Hurlus is quite a vibrant one: music, folkloric groups, artisans... Join the fun in Mouscron!

The traditional program

  • Friday evening: lantern procession
  • Saturday: folkloric groups, majorettes, artisans, musicians gather on the Grand Place, turning it into a festive market. Music (trumpets and drums) will add to the atmosphere along the weekend. There will be another procession at 4 pm.
  • Sunday afternoon: A tall ladder will be brought on the Grand Place at 5.30 pm. From the very top will be thrown Hurlus, dolls representing the Lutherians who terrorised the city in the 16th century. The crowd will do their best to catch them.

The 2020 edition

This year, for obvious reasons, the celebrations will stretch on 2 days only.

  • Saturday: circus workshops, duck hunt storytelling, street shows, brass band, treasure hunting and fireworks
  • Sunday: animal blessing, shows, giant puppets exhibition

 

 

Schedule

From Saturday 03 to Sunday 04 October 2020.
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.