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Folklore And Tradition

Saint-Martin Bonfires in Malmedy

Saint-Martin Bonfires in Malmedy
© Ville de Malmedy 2010
  • Opening periods
    • Thursday 10 November 2016
    • Address:
      4960 MALMEDYBelgium
    • MAPS: Google Maps

    Traditionally, three districts compete to have the biggest bonfires the eve of the Saint-Martin festivities. In Malmedy every year, on 10 November!

    On the evening of the 10 November, the eve of Saint-Martin's Day, the villages and neighbourhoods of the municipality of Malmedy organise bonfires in honour of the much-loved saint. The bonfires are built by groups of volunteers.

    Before the festivities, the different neighbourhood's committees build up their bonfires, on top of which sits an effigy, almost 10 metres up.

    From 6pm, enjoy folk music and torch-lit processions to the 3 bonfires.


    • tel. : +32 (0) 80 79 96 35
    • website :

    PLUSTourist information on the town MALMEDY



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