Festival of Saint George at Grez-Doiceau
La fête de Saint-Georges à Grez-Doiceau
Grez-Doiceau municipality (region of Wallonia), Belgium
Grez-Doiceau is a Belgian town located in the province of Walloon Brabant along the valley of the River Dyle. The municipality of Grez-Doiceau is comparatively large, covering some 5,544 hectares (ie 13,700 acres). Its undulating countryside provides a wide variety of landscapes and scenery characterized by alluvial valleys, fertile plateaus with wooded slopes.
The first traces of a sanctuary in the center of the village date back to the 8th century. St. George was already the patron saint. The religious procession to St. George's has been held around for centuries and is one of the local most ancient religious traditions.
Since 2001, the Office of Tourism has revived this tradition starting with historical and religious procession in the morning, and going on with the festive activities with local markets, medieval artisans, street performances, music and dances. The event is offering activities as games, sport competitions, musical quiz. The Festival ends with the re-enactment of the battle of St. George against the dragon.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Office du Tourisme de Grez-Doiceau
Address: Chaussée de Jodoigne, 4, 1390 Grez-Doiceau, province of Walloon Brabant, region of Wallonia, Belgium