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Open Churches Days 2021

An annual event since 2008

Every year, the Open Churches Days celebrate the religious heritage on the first weekend in June.

On this occasion, concerts, exhibitions, tastings, tours, inaugurations, festive and sporting events, processions, the opening to the public of areas that are usually hidden or closed, guided and interactive visits, etc. are all activities that flourish in hundreds of towns and villages and are offered free of charge to the public. The theme of the 14th edition of the Open Churches Days will be: "The red thread".

In the event of a still uncertain health situation at the gates of summer 2021, this very open theme will allow for indoor, outdoor and even virtual activities.

The red thread, because:

•  Places of worship weave bonds of welcome and solidarity,
•  The religious building draws a line in the landscape,
•  These places have been a guiding thread throughout history and have accompanied the short stories of sorrow and joy for several generations,
•  Religious heritage can be the thread of Ariadne's many tourist tours, ...

The Open Churches Days are an excellent opportunity to highlight the religious heritage, in a joint action between local, regional and provincial authorities, tourism and cultural actors, church factories and parishes.

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In 2019, they mobilised nearly 500 places of worship in Belgium alone in the 3 regions of the country.

The Open Churches Days are organised in collaboration with the Heritage Days in Wallonia.