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Folklore And Tradition : Religion

PROCESSION OF THE PUCELETTE AND PEREGRINATION OF WASMES

PROCESSION OF THE PUCELETTE AND PEREGRINATION OF WASMES
© Maison du Tourisme de Mons
  • Opening periods
    • from Monday 9 June 2014 to Tuesday 10 June 2014
    • Address:
      7340 WASMES (COLFONTAINE)Belgium
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    The procession of the Pucelette originates from a twelfth century legend in which it is told that the Lord Gilles of Chin fought a dragon that was wreaking havoc and destruction in the region, attacking men and animals, and saved a young maiden, (Pucelette), held prisoner by the beast. The procession of Wasmes, which is one of the main processions in the region of Mons, seems to retrace the route the injured dragon took before it died. During Whitsun Monday, the procession escorts the statue of Our Lady of Wasmes on a 17 km peregrination. There are many different activities and events taking place on that same day in Wasmes and in the surrounding communes.


    Whitsun Monday: presentation to the population of the Pucelette (symbolised by a little girl).
    The Wasmes Peregrination takes place during Whitsun Tuesday and leaves from the Cambri Church.



    Information

    • tel. : +32 (0) 65 33 55 80
    • website : http://www.monsregion.be
    • email : ot3@ville.mons.be

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