August 15th Festival

August 15th is THE event in Liège, gathering an average of 200,000 people each year!
Many activities are planned for 3 days: flea markets, concerts, games, fairs, masses and processions! ?
Tchantchès and Nantesse, two people from Liège folklore are honoured as well as other Giants!

One of the particularities of this celebration is also to drink an alcohol from juniper berry called “péket”, a real TRADITION! ?

On the agenda this year:
Wednesday, August14: folklore parades, fairgrounds and concerts on Place Delcour
Thursday, August 15: procession of the Black Virgin of Outremeuse, mass, sermon and large folkloric procession of the Giants of Outremeuse
Friday, August 16: funeral of Matî l’Ohê (or Mathieu l’os in Walloon) symbolising the remains of the festivities

For more information, feel free to take a look directly at this site! ?



Cougnous, also known as “Little angels” or “Bread of Jesus” because they are shaped like the infant Jesus in his swaddling clothes, have been flying off the shelves of Belgian bakeries like hotcakes throughout December.

Everyone knows real, traditional Cougnous, as they look like tiny golden angels, glistening with wet icing using caramelised sugar, inlaid with tiny raisins.
You can make them yourself (here): feel free to use more sugar than the recipe suggests;-) or you can buy them ready-made:

In Liège: “Une Gaufrette Saperlipopette!
In Brussels: “Boulangerie de Meulemeester“.

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