Spring in Bruges

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Spring in Bruges

February 15, 2018 - 17:15

During the coming months there will again be a lot to do and to experience in Bruges.

Beguinage Bruges A visit to the beguinage is an absolute must. From March, it is covered in yellow and white daffodils. A sea of colour which undoubtedly will give you wonderful spring feeling. Why not visit the brewery "De Halve Maan" in the Walplein square, and view the flowers in the beguinage from the tower of the brewery. Triennial: Modern art and architecture route 5/5/2018 to 16/9/2018 - www.triennalebrugge.be In 2018, the Triennial arrives in Bruges for the second time. Every three years, the modern art route with surprising installation of renowned artists and architects runs through the entire centre of Bruges, a seamless town, open and engaged, engine of societal, cultural and political change. Bruges as breeding ground for renewal. Historium Bruges: Arts and Crafts event Historium: Markt square 1, Bruges The Historium Bruges summer event wants to highlight the theme Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages. During this unique event, young and old can learn more about the main motivations and activities in Medieval Bruges. During the Arts and Crafts event, a plethora of activities will be organised, allowing every visitor to be immersed in an authentic atmosphere. Demonstrations and crafting workshops for children are free. There is a charge for access to the attraction and for the workshops for adults. Email sien@historium.be for more information and bookings. Collection presentation 'The flourishing of the Academy' From Wednesday 24 January 2018 to Sunday 4 March 2018 Groeningemuseum, Dijver 12, 8000 Brugge The Bruges Academy is celebrating its 300th jubilee. For this reason, the Groeningemuseum is showing a small collection around the main Bruges artists from the second half of the 18th and first half of the 19th century. During this period, painting reached a new zenith. The Academy trained various artists who completed their training abroad, and who subsequently built an international career. The Processcion of the Holy Blood When? May 14th 2018 Each spring, 30,000 to 45,000 spectators gather in the heart of the Belgian city of Bruges to watch the Procession of the Holy Blood on Ascension Day, forty days after Easter. This ancient tradition is mentioned in a charter as early as 1291. On Ascension Day (usually in May) the Procession of the Holy Blood takes place in the town centre, during which the relics of the Holy Blool are carried through the town. They are followed by around 2000 locals who illustrate the history of the relics. The colourful procession dates back to the thirteenth century, when a citizen of Bruges is said to have brought the Relic of the Holy Blood of Jesus Christ back from the Second Crusade. Led by the thirty city notables of the Brotherhood of the Holy Blood and accompanied by brass bands, more than 2,000 citizens on foot, in carts or on horseback perform stories from the Old Testament, the life of Jesus and the history of Bruges. Then, various civic groups venerate the relic and the procession concludes with a prayer ceremony, performed in several languages to accommodate the international audience. See: http://visit-bruges.be/see/monuments/processcion-holy-blood (Translation from Dutch (Flemish): Annemieke Blondeel)