• Folklore and Tradition

Belgian carnivals are sometimes called Laetare: a fitting name as it means to rejoice in Latin. Why not fill up your heart with joy in Tilff? There will be over 1,000 participants in fancy dress, 8 giant puppets, countless floats and 10 marching bands.

This is a carnival like no other... Created in 1952 by the folkloric group le Porais Tilffois, the procession looks like a nomad vegetable patch. Dressed up at leeks (poireaux in French, porês or porais in the local dialect), the participants dance to the harmonious sound of the Jardiniers Mélomanes (or music-loving gardeners) around a giant puppet called Djôsèf li r'piqueû (Joseph, the replanter) and other traditional characters.

Indulge in a bowl of leek soup, made especially for the carnival. Thousands of litres are served that day!

The festivities conclude with a large bonfire on which the Macrâle hiver (winter witch) is burnt.

 

COVID-19 : We do our best to inform you with the latest updates... Best, though, to check with the operator or lodging you have made a booking with before getting on the road. Infos
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.

Event planned for the month of March 2022 (1)


(1) Dates and programme may be subject to change.

Discount vouchers

Discount vouchers

Download
Brochures

Brochures

Download