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Museum of Processions


Photos 11122193.JPGThe main historic processions of the Hainaut region: Tournai, Soignies, Mons, Lessines, Thuin ? the `ducasseZ (celebration) of Our Lady of Lessines (Mons) ? the Battle of St Georges (Mons), locally called the `LumeçonZ (the term derives possibly from the word "colimaçon" ? spiral ? which would be explained by the circular movements of St. George and the dragon during the combat). More than a thousand figurines dressed in rich hand embroidered garments file past the visitor in an impressive 150 m long parade. The Giants of Ath. Antique costumes used for the processions.
A chapel of modern construction (± 1920).
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