FESTIVAL OF THE HURLUS
Friday evening: parade. From early Saturday morning the Grand'Place begins to swell as the people of the town gather to see the traditional groups, drum majorettes, travelling tradesmen, musicians and artisans. The Main Square soon becomes a huge "canebière" (playground), to hold the hundreds of bowlers, adding to the French Provençal atmosphere. The festivities continue in good cheer until Saturday afternoon to the rhythm of the drums and the music of trumpets. The main attraction of this festival is on Saturday afternoon when the Hurlers are thrown from the top of long ladders in the Grand'Place onto thousands of outstretched hands, (these Hurlers symbolise the Lutherans who terrorised the town in the sixteenth century). New : historic parade on Saturday, 4 pm.
Sunday: throwing of the Hurlus at the Grand'Place from the balcony of the Town Hall at 5.30 p.m.
For further information : Syndicat d'initiative, Place Kasiers 15, 7700 Mouscron.
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