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Shrove Sunday

Shrove Sunday is the most colorful day of the carnival. The Gilles, Paysans, Marins, Pierrots and Arlequins wear fantasy costumes that they have spent months imagining and preparing in secret.

From 7:00am, the participants leave their homes and walk from door to door through the city in small groups, accompanied by the sound of the drums or the viola. Visitors can then admire the beauty and the originality of their 'Sunday costumes'.

After a meal with family or friends, the societies gather together again in Eugène Derbaix square, near the station, for the Shrove Sunday procession. Accompanied by drums and brass instruments, they come together on Wanderpepen Avenue and finally split up on Avenue Charles Deliège.

After the procession, the societies continue to walk the streets with music playing until the end of the evening. The sound of the drums then gives rhythm to the night.