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Le Grand Feu | Barbençon bonfire

  • Folklore and Tradition
Event planned for the month of February 2021
Dates and programme may be subject to change.

This event, celebrated on Mardi Gras day in Belgium (the equivalent to our pancake day), is a local tradition. Aside fro the bonfire lit in the evening, expect to see a float dragged by saqueux (meaning "those who pull" in Walloon) to the top of the village. The astoqueux (married men) will try to stop the destoqueux (young and fit bachelors) in their task.

Program

  • 13:00 -  saqueux, astoqueux, destoqueux an musicians arrive
  • 14:00 - departure of the procession, the float is pulled around the lake
  • 17:00 - stop on the village's main square
  • 19:00 - end of the procession
  • 20:00 - bonfire and traditional dances (which includes 7 jumps)

Schedule

Event planned for the month of February 2021
Dates and programme may be subject to change.
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.