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Events in Bruges

25th of May 2017

Procession of the Holy Blood

This impressive religious event celebrates the most sacred relic in Bruges. It has been taking place since 1150, when the Count of Flanders appeared with a stained cloth, allegedly used to wipe Christ's wounds.

Once a year, the holy relic is paraded around the town with great ceremony in a very impressive procession re-enacting religious and historical moments. The return of the Count of Flanders is performed to commemorate the importance of the Holy Blood in Bruges' heritage. The procession is on the Unesco World Heritage list.

www.holyblood.com


7th until the 9th of July 2017

Cactus Festival

The Cactus Festival takes place in the Minnewaterpark. This festival hosts rock, reggae, dance and world music. This electric outdoor concert is a multicultural treat for all senses: Hear, see and feel the world.

www.cactusfestival.be


4th of August until 13th of August 2017

MA Festival

Already since 1964, the Flanders Festival Bruges, also called “MA festival”, wants to be a guiding, critical and contemporary festival, specialized in early music. It constantly searches for new developments and launches new developments through creation, presentation. Held at venues throughout the city, watch out for the many free concerts which pepper the festival's programme.

www.mafestival.be


12th of August 2017

Benenwerk - Bruges Ballroom

Every year the festival Klinkers is being closed off in style by “Benenwerk – Ballroom Brugeoise.” It transforms Bruges into one giant ballroom with 10 stages for Foxtrot, Tango, Zumba, Bollywood, Hip Hop, … This free dance festival is the biggest dance event in Flanders.

www.benenwerk.be


24th until the 29th of November 2017

Magical Winter Moments Christmas Happening

Formerly known as “The Grand Christmas Happening Bruges”, this is a stylish and festive event, which features all the newest trends in home and floral decoration. Located in the heart of the city, be inspired by “Magical Winter Moments” with flowers at the Oud Sint Jan. Under the influence of the flower arranging enthusiasts' publication 'Fleur créatif', master florists and decorators will be displaying brilliant Christmas floral arrangements. There will be plenty of opportunity to buy souvenirs at this first class Christmas event, which is guaranteed to provide fresh ideas and inspiration for the floral enthusiast.

www.happenings.be


24th of November 2017 until the first of January 2018

Bruges Christmas Market

Take yourself off for a unique shopping experience to the Bruges’ Christmas market. There can't be many settings more beautiful at Christmas than this medieval town, with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and horses and carts plodding by. Colourful lights illuminate festive stalls crammed with Christmas goodies.


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