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    The Krakelingen Feast is an annual event stemming from the siege of the City of Grammont, in East Flanders, in the 16th Century.

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    The Krakelingen Feast is an annual event stemming from the siege of the City of Grammont, in East Flanders, in the 16th Century.
    Grammont was besieged and to make the enemy believe that there was an abundance of food in the city, the inhabitants threw foodstuffs over the city walls. The enemy was deceived, raised the siege, and Grammont was freed.
    Since then, this event has been yearly celebrated as the Krakelingen Feast. Krakelingen are small cakes which are thrown to the people during the festivities.
    Linked with the cake tradition, is the custom of drinking wine with small live fish in it. The belief is that the fish purifies the soul of all those who drink the wine. The ceremony takes place on the hill overlooking the city, where a chapel was built in memory of the occasion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3C2I23G05R4FT26QTNN0MQHNI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C2I23G05R4FT26QTNN0MQHNI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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