• Demonstration

Its origin goes back to the 14th century: the religious would then walk up Saint Aubert Mount as a pilgrimage to expiate their sins.

Later on, children would run up the slope. Once at the top, they woud cut branches from the nearby woodlands, turn them into sticks and enjoy pretend fights.

This tradition still exists: the locals join a (6, 12 or 20 km) walk up every easter Monday, each at their own pace. The mount, 137 m high, offers a nice reward to the hikers as it overlooks the Escaut valley and the town of Tournai, with its cathedral and 5 tower bells.

Program

  • The organisers welcome participant from 7 to 5 pm at the College of Kain (Rue Abbé Dropsy n° 2) and give them all the details for the trail chosen. All 3 are well marked.
  • At the office in the hall: snack, drinks, games from yesteryear...
  • Once at the top of the mount: welcome marquee, drinks, traditional Easter egg, animations
  • Observation competition along the trail with prizes to be won

Only condition: have a walking stick with you!

Rue Abbé Dropsy2,7540Kain
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Event planned for the month of April 2021
Dates and programme may be subject to change.

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