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Folklore And Tradition : Festivities And Folkloric Traditions

Marmousets Festival in Comines-Warneton

Marmousets Festival in Comines-Warneton
© OT Comines-Warneton

The little town of Comines was recently named "World capital of the utilitarian ribbon" and this festival celebrates the tradition of ribbon making.

For more than two centuries this craft has secured the district's prosperity and success. After the traditional parade in the afternoon there is a range of different events and demonstrations in the heart of the town, including textile demonstrations, sheep shearing, popular games, concerts, and other activities.

One of the most entertaining moments of the day is when the Marmousets (puppets symbolising the ribbon apprentices) are thrown from the balcony of the Town Hall. Please note that a parade takes place in odd years, whereas a country is honoured in even years.

This festival will again take place on the 3rd Sunday in July!


  • tel. : +32 (0) 56 56 04 56
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