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Program Laetare 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020 (canceled)

  • 8:00 p.m. : Ball at the Abbey , free entry into heated tent. Purely carnivalesque atmosphere.
  • 8:30 p.m. : Night Procession of humor and light.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 (canceled)

  • 12:30 a.m. : City entertainment with the Réveil Ardennais
  • 1:30 p.m. : Grand Parade of Laetare Stavelot with 2,500 participants. The magic of the show appointment with the public Rondeau des Blancs-Moussis (Place St-Remacle, at the end of procession) The afternoon until evening : Podiums at the Abbey, fanfare, harmonies and Bandas
  • 9:00 p.m. : One of the biggest fireworks in the area!
  • 10:00 p.m. : Nuit Blanche des Blancs-Moussis in the cellars of the Abbey with Bandas and Orchestras.

Monday, March 23, 2020 (canceled)

  • 3:00 p.m. : Output folkloric and musical groups.
  • 00:30 a.m. : Awards ceremony at the Abbey.


Entrance fee

• Saturday March 21, 2020
Free Entrance

• Sunday March 22, 2020
Entrance € 5.00 (and for children over 12)
FREE entry for children under 12
& for the inhabitants of the commune of Stavelot
(upon presentation of your identity card)


518th Laetare de Stavelot canceled

Press release
Thierry de Bournonville,
Mayor of Stavelot

Considering the significant progression of the coronavirus epidemic in our Country;
Having regard to the recommendations of the Federal Crisis Cell;
Given the opinion of many experts on the contagiousness of the virus;
Since the health of our fellow citizens and of those wishing to participate in the event is my major concern,
I have decided with regret and in complete agreement with the President of the Holiday Committee to cancel the 2020 edition of Laetare de Stavelot.
By taking it, I obviously think of all those who, for months, have been preparing this great event.
The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Festival Committee and the folk and musical groups will be held on Sunday at 10:00 am to discuss the possibility of seeing the event taking place at a later date.
Thank you for your understanding.

Thierry de Bournonville,


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Festival Committee

Awareness of the Laetare and quality of entertainment offered during the three days of festivities are second to none . It is every year nearly 2,500 participants who walk the streets dressed in Stavelot . The famous White Brotherhood Moussis opens the ball , followed by 15 local Stavelot folk groups and various foreign and musical societies .

Side spectators, the Laetare annually brings together a large number of visitors dazzled by the magic of processions and illuminated by the flashing red and blue fire ever more prestigious fireworks .




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