Coronation Newsletter 17 - April 2023

We wish you a Happy Easter

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With rapid strides we are now heading toward THE Coronation Week from July 2 to 9. Sunday is already Easter. Less than 14 days later on April 22 there will be the Day for the Expatriated Tongans. If you know any Expatriated Tongans inform them about this. Saturday, May 6 is the Coronation Opening Concert where, among other things, the theme song will be performed for the first time. You can still register for the May 6 Mary's House workshop. If you are one of the men leaving a Coronation beard, be sure to read the last post. Happy reading, a blissful Easter and.... yummy eggs.

Invitation : Day of Deported Tongans

Saturday, April 22, we are organizing the "Day of the Tongres who have emigrated" on the occasion of the Kroningsfeesten 2023. On this day we would like to tell you more about the state of affairs regarding the preparation of the Coronation 2023 as well as show you the new Tongeren. We expect the Tongeren expatriates from 13:00 in the Velinx (Dijk 111 Tongeren). Afterwards we visit together

May 6 Opening Concert Kroningsfeesten

Saturday evening, May 6, at 8 p.m. in Our Lady of the Basilica, the opening concert of the 19th edition of the seven-yearly Kroningsfeesten will take place. During this concert there will be the world creation of the Coronation Song "Oh Mary, dear lady" which was specially written in the context of the theme of this Kroningsfeesten : #Search connection. Tickets for this concert can be obtained from

"Wôïet?" three thousand euros!

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Roger Swerts filled the cultural center De Velinx three times with his show "Wôïet? Supported by 7 top musicians, he performed new songs and conferences but also the indestructible classics he used to add to the Tongers cultural heritage with Dë Bjètels. Roger promised that the proceeds would benefit the Coronation and he more than kept his word. On Monday, March 27, he stood at the Coronation Secretariat with a "giant check." Thank you Roger !

Coronation Youth Day July 5 & 6

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The coronation is there for both young and old. Yet there is one day in Coronation Week that we want to experience especially together with young people from Tongeren, Limburg and beyond.
Youth Day will take place on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6. Like the coronation festivities, this day will also be dedicated to # search connection. The youth put together both a day and evening program. Curious to know what to expect ...

The Coronation Package : something for you

If you want to experience Coronation Day in optimal conditions, then a Coronation Package is definitely for you. We note that there is a great deal of interest. The Coronation Package for Sunday, July 2 is already fully booked. The package is therefore not only interesting for the business community, but certainly also for Greater Tongans who wish to invite family, friends or acquaintances on the Kroningsfeesten. For those who join the procession, it is an ideal formula to ensure that their guests are well taken care of. The arrangement therefore guarantees a beautiful Coronation Day.

Coronation committee received the Euregio committee

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As chairman of the Euregio Seven-Year Festivals Committee, the Tongers Coronation Committee received delegates from the committees of the seven-year festivals of Maastricht, Susteren and Hasselt on March 25. Aachen was excused. The members of the Euregio committee noted that the Tongers

Stand tickets and evening game tickets

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Those who wish to comfortably attend the procession on a grandstand on the Leopold Wall can purchase tickets for this purpose. They are reserved, numbered seats. The price for a grandstand seat is 15 euros. We also provide some seats for the evening game. You can buy tickets for this as well. The price for a seat is 18 euros.

Maria houses project : do you participate ?

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Tongres graffiti artist Flipka (Philippe Vroonen), together with enthusiastic Tongres, wants to realize the project Mary's Houses as part of the Coronation theme #Search connection. Central to the project is a temporary chapel made from reclaimed materials. On Saturdays April 29 and May 6 in the afternoon, there will be a workshop at the chapel for 20 people each. April 29 is already full. For May 6, there are still a few

Don't forget your Coronation Flag

Two colors dominate the Coronation Flag : the color gold, it sparkles, is festive and radiates warmth and security. In turn, the color blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, faith, truth and heaven. The flag is finished with attachments at the top left and right and bottom left so that the flag can be used with flagpole as well as hung on the house facade. You can use this coronation flag in

Wanted men with Coronation beards

Just like 7 years ago, Tongeren portrait photographer Bert Daenen is planning an expo on Tongeren's Coronation beards, "barba coronium.
For this he is looking for about 40 Tongans with Coronation beards. During Coronation Week, the portraits will be exhibited in the Ursula Chapel. If you have a Coronation Beard and would like to participate - please send an email with your name and phone number to:
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