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Folklore And Tradition : Religion

Saint Eloi's Day - Folkore and tradition in Laneffe

Saint Eloi's Day - Folkore and tradition in Laneffe
© Vincent Pinton
  • Opening periods
    • from Sunday 22 June 2014 to Tuesday 24 June 2014
    • Address:

      Place Saint-Lambert
      5651 LANEFFE (WALCOURT)Belgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    Established in 1635, its aim was to help plague victims and organise appropriate funerals for these poor people. In Laneffe, 22 - 24/06/13!

    At this time, terrible plague epidemics ravaged these regions. Brothers organised processions to protect their village from plague.

    This is the origin of our march which takes place on the Sunday nearest to 25 June, which is the date when Saint-Eloi's relics were transferred to Noyon cathedral.

    The houses in the village will be decorated with a new banner in the Laneffe colours and with an effigy of Saint Eloi.

    Free of charge.


    • tel. : +32 (0) 71 65 57 95
    • email :

    Tourist information on the town WALCOURT



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