The Ommegang of Brussels is a traditional procession that takes place once a year , at the turn of July. It opens its doors to give you breathtaking folklore, magic and animations. More than 1400 performers will help you relive a history (1549, the procession of Charles Quint)
Originally it was the largest lustral procession of Brussels which took place on the Sunday before Pentecost.
The term Ommegang, in Latin “circumambulatio” means “walking around” in Old Flemish and it is an old historical evocation of Brussels.
It joins the tradition of the great processions of notable riders and giants that are found everywhere in Belgium and northern France.
A whole medieval village will be created at Place du Grand Sablon, with free entry for everyone. Knights combating on foot and horses, falconry, are some of the activities that will combine history with pleasure over the three days event.
When: Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd of July 2014: Traditional show at the Grand Place of Brussels.
More info about this event here:
Ommegang Official Trailer: