• Folklore and Tradition

One the most looked forward folkloric traditions in the year! This vibrant carnival is the most important in the Walloon Brabant region.

Over 700 persons will dress as traditional characters (Gilles, peasants, Pierrots, Harlequins...) will walk through the city, offering oranges to the public. Look down, they all wear wooden clogs, the sound against the ground adding a beat to the orchestras joining the procession.

The Sunday cavalcade (with new floats every year), as cheerful and colourful, is sure to delight children and adults alike.

The program

  • Saturday: children's carnival

  • Sunday: cavalcade

  • Monday: schools' carnival and Aclot carnival

  • Tuesday: guilds go around collecting coins in the afternoon

A pure moment of joy.




COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until 18 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. 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 from February to March 2022 (1)

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

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