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Folklore And Tradition : Festivities And Folkloric Traditions

"EL CAYOTEU 1900" Traditional procession and activities

"EL CAYOTEU 1900" Traditional procession and activities
© Philippe Rosier
  • Opening periods
    • from Saturday 9 August 2014 to Monday 18 August 2014
    • Address:

      Quartier Saint-Roch
      7860 LESSINESBelgium

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    The "Cayoteux" are celebrated for some ten days with activities allowing people to learn about these porphyry miners from Lessines. August 2014.

    The quarry workers of Lessines honour St Roch, who became their Patron Saint simply because of his name.

    On Sunday morning, some old quarrymen crush the stones in public using the same methods as in times gone by.

    Among the different fairground attractions, there is a procession of brass bands and giants, followed by a long train of floats and traditional groups.


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