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Folklore And Tradition : Carnival

The Great Bonfire at Bouge

The Great Bonfire at Bouge
Le bonhomme hiver brûle à Bouge © WBT - J.L. Flémal
  • Opening periods
    • Sunday 18 February 2018
    • Address:
      Point de Vue
      Rue de l'Institut
      5004 BOUGE (NAMUR)Belgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    Large bonfires are a major part of our tradition. Come and burn the Bonhomme hiver (Winter man) and celebrate the start of spring in Bouge on 22/02/2015.
    The first Sunday of Lent, (or Quadragesima), also known as dimanche des "Brandons", the "Escouvillons" or the "Feûreû".
    The "Feûreû" is a bundle of straw wich were wrapped around sticks and used to hit fruit trees in order to make them fertile.
    So wait no longer and join the party at the largest bonfire in Belgium. You'll discover folklore and popular joy in a good-humoured atmosphere.
    The ceremony ends with a fireworks display.
    The Bouge bonfire is an event that will light you up inside!

    In practice

    This event is free of charge.
    Free of charge.


    • tel. : +32 (0) 476 39 04 03


    • tel. : +32 (0) 81 73 33 33
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