Cancellation 2023 edition

Whereas we were initially convinced we would be able to present a beautiful version of the “Maria Ommegang”-procession this year, however, we have to report the disappointing news that the procession cannot take place this year.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to finish putting together the costumes and all attributes for the many participants that will take part. These have formed the basis of the colourful and atmospheric veneration of Our Lady of St. Jan for years.

Sunday, July 2, on the day of the procession, the miraculous statue will do follow the route of the Ommegang, and the people may join after the chariot if they wish. However, it is expected that people who step along will do so serenely.

We thank everyone for their understanding in these exceptional circumstances and the board hopes to be able to call on the many volunteers again next year.

Kind regards,

The Committee

Procession 2023

Are you also coming to Poperinge on Sunday 2 July 2023?
According to annual tradition, you can enjoy a piece of the rich history of Poperinge in the cozy southwest corner of West Flanders. The Procession (Ommegang in Dutch) starts as always at 3.30 pm, but that should not prevent you from making it a nice weekend trip and enjoying all the beauty that Poperinge and the surrounding area has to offer.
Take a look at the Poperinge website and discover the hop region and where you can stay.