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Belgian carnivals are sometimes called Laetare: a fitting name as it means to rejoice in Latin. Why not fill up your heart with joy in Tilff? There will be over 1,000 participants in fancy dress, 8 giant puppets, countless floats and 10 marching bands.

A carnival like no other

Created in 1952 by the folkloric group le Porais Tilffois, the procession looks like a nomad vegetable patch. Dressed up at leeks (poireaux in French, porês or porais in the local dialect), the participants dance to the harmonious sound of the Jardiniers Mélomanes (or music-loving gardeners) around a giant puppet called Djôsèf li r'piqueû (Joseph, the replanter) and other traditional characters.

Indulge in a bowl of leek soup, made especially for the carnival. Thousands of litres are served that day!

The festivities conclude with a large bonfire on which the Macrâle hiver (winter witch) is burnt.


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