- Folklore and Tradition
The Andenne-Saint Hubert pilgrimage is a cherished tradition in Wallonia, said to have started after the terrible 1696 plague and cholera epidemics... A handful of men decided to walk to Saint Hubert and pray. The outbreaks seem to stop when they reached their destination: a promise to return every two years, as a token of gratefulness, was then made.
This 150 km walk (to Saint Hubert and back) is done over 3 days. Participants get on their way the eve of Pentecost, just after the 4 am mass, tarting from the collegiate church and return on Whit Monday, towards the end of the afternoon.
This event takes place on even numbered years.
From Saturday 01 to Sunday 02 June 2024