The biblical and historic evocation is well known as the religious procession which originated as a purely religious expression at the end of the thirteenth century. It has formed part of the city of Bruges’ rich history since that time. The Procession of the Holy Blood is included on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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The Procession of the Holy Blood takes place annually on Ascension Day. In 2019, the procession will take place on Thursday 30th May from 14.30 hours onwards.
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The Procession of the Holy Blood goes through Bruges’ city centre streets. You can take place anywhere you like along the route. You also can choose to book a place on a bench or stand.
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Communication image: the prophets
Throughout the history, people arise who want to remind us of our most fundamental mission in life: to be open to the life-giving force of God, to be the creator of peace by living according to God’s will. We call them prophets.
King David is ‘the face’ for the 2019 edition of the Procession of the Holy Blood.
Concise practical information
You can take place anywhere you like along the route. You do not need to buy a ticket and can simply choose your own preferred place. Watching the procession pass by is free.
Would you like to watch the procession pass by from a bench or the stands? Then you will need to purchase a ticket.
The procession will start in the Dijver at approximately 14.30 hours. The passage of the procession will take about an hour and a half at any point along the route. Depending on the route location, the procession could pass by a little earlier or later. The procession will end at 17.30 hours.
|Reserved / numbered seats|
|€ 12,00 p/p
€ 4,00 p/p
|Groups (20+ people)|
|€ 10,75 p/p
€ 3,50 p/p
Tickets for the stands and benches can be purchased online. You also can reach Tourist Info ‘t Zand (Concertgebouw, open from Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday and public holidays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) , Tourist Info Market Place (Historium, open from Monday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or call +32(0)70 22 12 12.