Three-headed dragons, knights and dancing giants: on the first row of the Hanswijk Procession, Mechelen
The Hanswijk Cavalcade is staged every 25 years so nobody can witness this historical religious procession more than a few times in their life. Read how Emma experienced it to plan your trip to Mechelen for 2038.
A three-headed fire-breathing dragon does duel with a knight, long-limbed giants sway to the music, and a fish-encircled blue whale swims past spouting water at the crowd – this isn’t a Hieronymus Bosch painting, it’s Mechelen’s Hanswijkcalvalcade, and it comes along just three times in a lifetime.
The Hanswijk Cavalcade took place on Sunday 25 August and Sunday 1 September 2013 and is the climax of the Hanswijk jubilee celebrations, which are organised in Mechelen throughout the year, from October 2012 to October 2013. The full program is listed on this website.
Story created on 12 December 2014