The "Bénichon" is a century-old, traditional Fribourg celebration which you can live the experience in Ecuvillens!
At the beginning, it was a religious celebration whereby thanks were given to the gods for what had been harvested during the year. Over the years the ceremony's religious side disappeared and the gastronomic and festive side remained. For six hours straight or more, you eat and drink and, if you manage to get on your feet again, dance! And the whole thing according to local tradition.
Bénichon and tradition
Handcraft Market of the "Bénichone"
From 9am to 5pm
Handcraft market, local products, feast and big tombola
Bar- Catering, free entrance
10am Folkloric parade
Big menu of the "Bénichon" under a tent.