Meyboom 2008 celebrations preview

by Vincent

A repetition for the Meyboom Celebrations was held today at the Grand Place a week ahead of the official date of the 9th of August. This is the longest lasting folkloric tradition of the city of Brussels held yearly since 1213 and celebrating it’s 693rd edition. The celebration features a procession of eight colorful costumed giants and a marching band on its journey from the Place du Sablon to the Grand Place.

itinerary of the Meyboom celebrations procession:


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Photos of the Meyboom 2008 repetition:

Start of the procession

Giants arriving

Marching Band

Parading around at the Grand Place

The Giants:

Boma

Bompa

Roseke

Baby Giant

Janneke

Mieke

Pietje

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