The Mélans and the Avresses continue to confront one another nowadays, just like their ancestors.
Several fights are given during the year in Namur. The peak is reached on the third Sunday of September, the day when the great Fight for the Golden Stilt takes place at the ‘Place Saint-Aubain’ (more about the Golden Stilt). In front of 6000 people, the winner receives the prestigious title of the best stilt fighter of the year.
Since 1937, the Stilt walkers have introduced their unique folklore all over the world for the greatest pleasure of the spectators (more about the international performances).
Adiè Nameur, adiè Sint-Rmè, adiè måjos
Adiè Gravêre, adiè Lîlon, adiè tortos,
Adiè chacheus adiè Avresse, adiè Mélan ;
Dji n' vos rvièrè pus jamês chachî tos les ans.