The Great Flight, Sint Rochus

On the evening of August 15, according to annual tradition, all electric lighting in Aarschot and the surrounding districts is extinguished between 9 p.m. and midnight and the city is dressed in a dark robe. The inhabitants of Aarschot illuminate their homes with thousands of candles. A wonderful custom that immerses the cozy Demerstad in a magical atmosphere. Our bird will also be present in the theater of the CC. It flies with great wing beats, surrounded by hundreds of candles.