- Folklore and Tradition
The largest carnival in East Belgium or Lundi des Roses (Rose Monday) procession, takes place in La Calamine. Join in!
The city's archives indicate the first carnival in La Calamine took place in 1879. In the Eastern Cantons, the most important day of these festivities is the Rosenmontag or Rose Monday. It owes its name to the carnival in Cologne: the pope marked the day sacred with a rose before Lent.
- Thursday: old women procession
- Saturday: children's procession
- Sunday: traditional procession
- Monday: Rose Monday procession
The Rose Monday parade
Visitors, on that day, can admire a hundred carriages and groups in splendid oufits through the town. The procession last 1h30. Sweets, surprises and little gifts are distributed to the crowd.
Do not miss the bonfire, which concluded the event, where the Küsch, a paper and straw pig symbolising the carnival, will be burnt.