Workers District Outremeuse, on the other side of the river, sometimes called free republic Outremeuse, This is one of the most characteristic areas of the city. Nowadays character of the district has changed, it is no longer district workers arriving before and after the war, for work in the mines and surrounding mills. However, the district symbol Tchantches It remains eternally valid. Francis, because as the local slang translates his name, is a figure derived from local folklore. Brave, but still drunk, coarse freethinker was born, starting from between two paving stones in Outremeuse 25 August 760 year. According to legend, he served the Charlemagne point in his campaigns. Today, his form occurs during the traditional puppet theater performances. To Place I'Yser Which reportedly had killed stands his statue. Also beloved Tchantches'a, Nanesse has its own figures in Liege.
Every year in 15 August the streets of the district of Liege, Outremeuse, is a procession with the statue of the black Madonna. It departs from the church of St. Nicholas. On the same day also takes place in this place during the festival, which passes through the streets of thousands of dancing, the participants, the costumed in various costumes of the era. The main attraction of this festival, however, are enormous as Tchantches and Nanesse. Although both the ceremony, both the church and the secular are held at the same time they do not interfere with each other, on the contrary, both have become one of the most important events in Liege. The processions of 15 August participates annually around 300 of thousands of people from all over the world.
The next day feast continues, but Tchantches or Nanesse are no longer the main characters. On this day, dominates the music and fun until dawn. In various places Overmeuse hosts numerous concerts. The streets are filled with stalls with food and with a slight, characteristic for Liege alcohol, mixed with a variety of juices. On this day on the streets dominated by youth, and the fun lasts until dawn.