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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

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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