Pilgrims and people dressed in French empire uniforms took part in the procession of Marche Sainte-Rolende, in Gerpinnes, Belgium.
The event was part of some 15 folkloric marches in Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse, all recognised by UNESCO.
Sainte-Rolende, which is both a religious and secular event, is the biggest one.
Starting at 2.30am with a religious service, more than 3,000 pilgrims took a 35km route, passing through seven villages while carrying the 58kg shrine with the relics of Sainte-Rolende, which were placed in a new reliquary in 1599.
The first traces of the Sainte-Rolende in Gerpinnes date back to 1699.