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Lobbes carnival

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

Come and celebrate the end of the cold season in Lobbe with a fantastic folkloric carnival.

There will be many traditional characters to meet, among which:

  • The Nonancourts: musicians wearing extraordinary costumes and interpreting partitions in a very personal way
  • The Hottes: this guild, created in 1910,  led to the creation of another character, Lobbain (a grandmother carrying a man in her sack). .

The costume are quite unique in Belgium. To learn more about their origin, make a detour via the Musée International du Carnaval et du Masque  in Binche

Saturday - children's carnival

  • 15:00 - start of the procession (from the Ecoles du centre)
  • 16:00 - traditional dancing on the Place Communale
  • 16:30 - rewards given to the best costumes

Sunday

  • 10:30: medals ceremony at the Salon Communal
  • 15:00: start of the procession
  • 20:30: traditional dances on the Place Communale

Monday:

  • 14:00 - entertainement in the streets
  • 21:00 - traditional dances followed by fireworks
  • 21:30 -  bonfire on which a Nonancourt and a Gille will be burnt

Tuesday

  • Raclot (last day of the carnical celebrations) followed by a herring-themed supper

 

Schedule

Event planned for the month of March 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.