• Folklore and Tradition

The Saint-Pierre et Paul folkloric march has been declared intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. A unique experience indeed...

The march

Florennes has been celebrating this tradition, one of the largest folkloric marches in Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse for over 180 years. Throughout the festivities, which last 3 days, over 1,500 armed men wearing traditional costumes and divided into 3 companies, will join the procession in the streets of Florennes.

Program

  • 08:00 - mass in the church of Florennes
  • 08:30 - departure of the procession .
  • Afternoon - a battalion forming a square shape will enter the Ducs de Beaufort castle - a superb show, not to be missed.
  • 20:00 - return of the procession to the church

History

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 about the many marches taking place in the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region here.

Practical information

Each march of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region has its tradition and rules. more than 20,000 join them every year, dressed in historical outfits. You will find the calendar listing the marches here.

Contact

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. Please note that the Covid Safe Ticket (or health passport) is mandatory in Wallonia.  Infos

Before getting on the road, do contact the closest tourist office to your destination. If you are going to the Hautes Fagnes, please remember the number of visitors is limited each day. The Hautes Fagnes Tourist Office will give you the latest details. The Luxembourg and East Cantons Tourist Office will give you the ski slopes opening times. For additional skiing and winter sports information in Belgium, you can contact the East Contons Tourist Office.

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 July 2022 (1)


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

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