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Four Days of the Yser


The 48th edition of the Yser Four Days Marches will take place from 17 to 20

August 2021.


Registration is possible from 01 June to 15 August 2021.

The event remains under the terms of the applicable guidelines.

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Opening hours secretariat Four Days Marches

Mon-Fri; 08.00-16.00 hrs.

email info@vierdaagse.be

Phone: 0032 2 44 23 816

MOBILE PHONE: 0032 478 777 827

 

CEREMONIES

In addition to the physical challenge and the pleasant atmosphere among participants, the “Four Days of the Yser” wants to make time for remembrance and respect in memory of the many military and civilian casualties who fell in the area during World War I.

 

Along with various patriotic associations, we invite you to take part in these moments of reflection and we ask that you show appropriate respect during these commemorations.

 

The official opening ceremony will take place on the Monday evening preceding the event. The shrimp fishermen on horseback from Oostduinkerke, who created the Four Days of the Yser, will escort the prominent figures from the Zeedijk to the monument to the fallen at the Sint-Niklaas church in the Leopold-II laan.  

 

On the closing day in Ypres, the daily “Last Post Ceremony” under the Menenpoort in Ypres will exceptionally be advanced from 8 pm to 3.30 pm. After listening to the penetrating tones of the bugles, the Four Days of the Yser will officially be brought to a close with a parade of all participants from the city’s edge, through the Menenpoort to the main square.


An overview with the locations and times of the ceremonies will be included here as soon as it becomes available.

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NEWSLETTER

Monday– 16 August– Opening Ceremony Oostduinkerke


  • 18.00 h:  Astridplein, Opening ceremony;


  • 19.30 h: “Memorial to the military and civilian victims of Oostduinkerk",
    Leopold II laan-Oostduinkerke;



Tuesday– 17 August– Routes Oostduinkerke


  • 11.00 h:  “Coxyde Military Cemetery”, R. Vandammestraat-Koksijde
  • 14.00 h:  “Memorial to the military and civilian victims of Nieuwpoort“,
    OL-Vrouwekerk-Nieuwpoort;



Wednesday – 18 August– Routes Diksmuide


  • 11.00 h:  “Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Vladslo”, Houtlandstraat-Vladslo
  • 14.30 h:  “Memorial wall of admiral Admiraal Ronarc’h and the french marine fusiliers”, city park Diksmuide
  • 17.00 h:  Memorial service, Grote Markt- Diksmuide



Thursday – 19 August– Routes Poperinge


  • 11.00 h:  “Reninghelst Churchyard Extension”,  Reningelstplein-Reningelst
  • 18.15 h:  “the statue commemorating the military and civilian victims of Poperinge, Grote Markt - Poperinge



Friday– 20 August– Routes Ieper


  • 10.30 h:  “Sanctuary Wood Cemetery”, Canadalaan-Zillebeke (Ieper);


  • 15.30 h:  “Last Post”- ceremony, Menenpoort - Ieper.