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Folklore And Tradition

Blessing of the Forest - Folklore & traditions in Habay-la-Neuve

Blessing of the Forest - Folklore & traditions in Habay-la-Neuve
© Photos Lorquet/E.Serra

This event is one of a kind in our country and has existed since 1937, when it was founded by the poet and writer Pierre Nothomb. Taking place in Habay-la-Neuve on 28/09/14!

This 77th edition of this large gathering of poets, writers and artists, which see new exhibitions each year centred on the theme of hunting and the forest.

As every year, the Blessing of the Forest is celebrated on the last weekend of September in the magical setting of the Château du Pont d'Oye (Pont d'Oye Castle) in Habay-la-Neuve.

The full event programme will be available soon on the website below.

Take a look at what happens at the Blessing of the Forest (video in French).

Just like every year, the event will feature:

  • Exhibition visits,
  • Hunting horn festival,
  • Falconry show,
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides and horse-back rides around the ponds,
  • Bars!


  • tel. : +32 (0) 63 42 23 28
  • fax : +32 (0) 63 42 22 37


  • tel. : +32 (0) 63 42 23 28
  • website :
  • email :

PLUSTourist information on the town HABAY



We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.