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Tuesday 21 May 2024

Today, in Echternach


This is a special day: to honour St. Willibrord, their patron saint, the people of Echternach in Luxembourg have a procession. 

Only, devotees don't just walk.

They hop.

(All together now:

 It's just a jump to the left
And a step to the right


  1. Three steps ahead, two steps back. But this form was a Romantic invention of the early 19th century, and I think it was totally abandoned sometimes in the twentieth.

  2. Ah, so that's where the idea for the 7th day advent hoppists came from in Red Dwarf!