Every evening at 20.00, the traffic passing through the Menin Gate in Ypres is halted to allow a short, yet poignant ceremony to take place. The Last Post is played by local buglers to remember those who lost their lives during the First World War.
A new event has been added to the plethora of things to do on Belgian national day this Friday. The Brol National will be a special black, yellow and red edition of the celebrated flea market in the Marolles (one of the only daily flea markets in the world).
Fireworks will light up the night sky on 21 July as 9.97 million Belgian citizens celebrate their national day. While Belgian nationality is by chance of birth for some, for others it is a choice.
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Knokke isn’t the first place you associate with the name of Belgian surrealist René Magritte, yet the Flemish seaside resort is out in front when it comes to commemorating the 50th anniversary of the painter’s death. Its Magritte Experience, on the beach, will run until September.
Belgium's black, yellow and red flag will be flying in parts of the American Midwest this 21 July - one of the most popular areas in the US for Belgians to settle.