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The traditional procession in honour of Saint Fiacre opens the folkloric marches season in the Entre Sambre et Meuse region. The event takes place every year on the first Sunday of May.

Origins of the marches

Religious in the start, then influenced by the Napoleonian era, the processions evolved through the 20th century to the actual format. More than 2,000 persons join the tradition, fully dressed in historical costume.  More information on the Marches de l'Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse can be found here.

UNESCO worthy

The marches of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region have been declared intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 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
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The first Sunday of May

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