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Folklore And Tradition : Festivities And Folkloric Traditions

Procession & Military March of Saint-Roch

Procession & Military March of Saint-Roch
© Procession et Marche Militaire Saint-Roch de Ham-sur-Heure

This traditional procession invades the streets and country lanes of this village in Hainault. In Ham-sur-Heure, on the first Sunday after 15 August.

The procession, made up of different marching societies, leaves from the castle at around noon and returns four hours later.

It takes the saint's relics and statue through the town during this march which is punctuated with different stops and a bivouac.

The following Sunday, Monday and Tuesday groups of marchers and drummers will wind their way through the village without rest.

Each day ends at around 9 pm with a torchlight procession from the castle to the Grand-Place where all the individual torches feed the great fire around which people can dance until 10pm.


This march has been proclaimed "masterpiece of oral and immaterial heritage of the French-speaking Community".



Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 71 21 37 27
  • website : http://www.marche-st-roch-hamsurheure.be
  • email : dgag@skynet.be

Tourist information on the town HAM-SUR-HEURE-NALINNES
We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.