Episode number 8 of Series “A World of Festivals”.
Homogon, one of the greatest festivals of the middle ages. In the 16th century it was staged by the people of Brussels to entertain an emperor and his royal court. Today it is recreated in perfect detail. Among the 1300 performers are a group of titled aristocrats of Belgium who play the parts of their ancestors.
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