Coronation Newsletter 21- month of July 2023

The Coronation Week 2023

The time has come. The long-awaited Coronation Week begins. The 19th edition of the Coronation festivities comes to its climax this week. We have looked forward to it for a long time and prepared for it for years with many. Today in the Basilica of Our Lady at 10 a.m. there is the pontifical celebration of the Eucharist which will be broadcast live on VRT 1 TV and Radio. This will be followed by the relic display. The more than 3,000 participants will pass through the streets of Tongeren at 3 p.m. in the first Coronation Stroll and will give shape to tonight's Coronation Evening Play. In addition, there is so much more to do today.
We wish everyone beautiful and enjoyable Coronation Days.

Program and info

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If you want to know what's on each day of Coronation Week, or are looking for info on traffic, parking, course, ordering tickets, ... then you should go to "Coronation Week 2023" on our website Click on the day of your choice and you have all the info. Also on the app Kompaio Kroningsfeesten you can find a lot of Coronation information.

Basilica in flowers

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The Basilica is again crowned with flowers in July 2023 . Unlike the previous editions, we step away from the classical paths and go for a very austere filling that accentuates the Gothic shapes of the church . The florists provided a vertical, transparent filling so that all attention was focused on the altar. We worked with colorful flowering plants so that the whole will certainly remain beautiful for a long time.

The Fioretti - folk game in the Beguinage

"Under the Lime" a folk play entitled "The Fioretti" is performed by the inhabitants of the Beguinage. This open-air play deals with the life of Friar Juniperus, disciple of Francis of Assissi. At its center are several scenes from the well-known collection of legends called the Fioretti, which aptly outlines medieval folk beliefs. The play is in direct

Coronation film 2023: procession + evening game

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Also this edition there will be a Coronation film about the procession as well as the evening game. The filming will take place on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Carrier of the film this time is a USB stick so that the Coronation film can be played on TV as well as on PC or tablet. You can pre-order the Coronation 2023 film now.

Leen Dendievel on Coronation Youth Day July 5

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Wednesday evening, July 5, at 9 p.m., Leen Dendievel comes to Concordia Hall. Leen is not only an actress, known from theater and television, but also a writer. Her latest bestseller "Letter to My Child" is the basis for this lecture. This little book deals with love, fear or farewell, everything that happens in life. Say Life Lessons. Adults are welcome to this as well. Leen invites you personally. You can register via the webpage of the youth click here

Marian house walk along decorated streets

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Tongres graffiti artist Flipka (Philippe Vroonen), together with enthusiastic Tongres, realized the project Maria houses in the context of the Coronation theme #Search connection. These houses are the common thread for a Coronation Mary Houses walk that takes in many beautifully decorated streets. Would you like to know where the houses are

Stand Tickets

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.
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