• Folklore and Tradition

Belgian carnivals are sometimes called Laetare: a fitting name as it means to rejoice in Latin. Why not fill up your heart with joy in Tilff? There will be over 1,000 participants in fancy dress, 8 giant puppets, countless floats and 10 marching bands.

This is a carnival like no other... Created in 1952 by the folkloric group le Porais Tilffois, the procession looks like a nomad vegetable patch. Dressed up at leeks (poireaux in French, porês or porais in the local dialect), the participants dance to the harmonious sound of the Jardiniers Mélomanes (or music-loving gardeners) around a giant puppet called Djôsèf li r'piqueû (Joseph, the replanter) and other traditional characters.

Indulge in a bowl of leek soup, made especially for the carnival. Thousands of litres are served that day!

The festivities conclude with a large bonfire on which the Macrâle hiver (winter witch) is burnt.

 

COVID : We do our best to keep you informed. It's best, however, to check the latest news with the attraction you are visiting, or operator you have booked an activity with. The Covid Safe Certificate is mandatory, as is wearing masks for anyone over the age of 6. Planning to go for a walk in the Haute Fagnes, enjoy the magic of Christmas, maybe find a place for a well deserved break? Read our travel advice.
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 March 2023 (1)


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

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