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Songs sweets and tradition make New Year’s Eve special in Haacht

In the Flemish Brabant municipality of Haacht and elsewhere in Flanders singing children roam the streets on New Year’s Eve hoping that their singing talents will be rewarded with some sweets. The tradition of children singing door to door is upheld in parts of Flemish Brabant and the Kempen area of Antwerp and Limburg Provinces. In Haacht the local council closed the streets in the centre of the village to traffic to allow the children to carry on the tradition in safety.