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The Saint-Roch folkloric march in Châtelet

  • Come and see the Saint-Roch folkloric march in Châtelet, declared intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.
  • Folklore and Tradition
Event planned for the month of May 2021
Dates and programme may be subject to change.

The Saint-Roch folkloric march started with the pilgrimage taking the image of Notre-Dame de Rome to the monastery of Soleilmont in the 17th century. In 1961, the tradition found a new beginning. Today, 800, wearing costumes inspired by the first Napoleonic empire, divided into 9 companies (one being children between 3 and 6 years of age), join the procession.

Origins of the marches

Religious in the start, then influenced by the Napoleonic era, the processions evolved through the 20th century to the actual format.

Practical information

Each march of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region has its traditions, costumes and rules. Please consult the calendar for more information. 

The marches of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region are listed by UNESCO.

Schedule

Event planned for the month of May 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.