Ommegang Festival

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Classification Festivities
Festivals and Performances Ommegang Festival
Festivals and Performances
(local)
Ommegang Oppidi Bruxellensis
Zone Europe
Theme category
date & Time
Nation Belgium
Address Rue des Tanneurs, 180, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Language 불어, 네덜란드어, 영어
Period 매년
Website www.ommegang.be
Year Established 1549
Host Ommegang - Brussels Events
Summary
Ommegang is a reenactment of a medieval festival welcoming Emperor Louis the Fifth and his sisters to Brussels in 1549. On 2 June 1549, the main objective was to show the Emperor and his guests the grandeur and prosperity of Belgium. About 1500 performers dress up in medieval and folk costumes to parade from the Sablon Church to the Grand Place.
Organized by a local non-profit organization, Ommegang is held two nights at the end of June each year. The purpose of this show is to educate the people of Belgium about its history as well as to give visitors an overview of Belgian culture, arts, economy and history.

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