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Every 7 years since 1897, the inhabitants of the city of Tongeren celebrate the coronation of their statue of the virgin Mary.

For this celebration, men of Tongeren grow their beards and hairs for months, even years.


A gesture of intense involvement.


Catalogue 'barba coronium'


size A4. 60 pages.

Contains all 44 portraits, testimonials, interview with Peter Severijns, chairman of the Coronation festivities and a text by Flanders tourism.


EUR 20 excl. shipping costs



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