21 Jul 2012

BELGIUM - FETE NATIONALE, National Day



Today is Belgium's National day. It is celebrated since the installation of Leopold I as king on 21 July 1831.



King Albert II did his annual speach on TV and told us that everything is better now. I looked in my wallet and found it rather empty. Maybe in the forthcoming year. After all it's the economical crisis everywhere.



To 90 % it rains on this special day, but there is still the parade, the fireworks in the whole country and the Flemish (symbol a Lion) and the Waloons (symbol a rooster) are dancing together and forget all language problems.

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5 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

Joyeux Fete Nationale!!
Hope it stopped raining and that it is a little bit warmer today. We had rain.........thanks for wishing it for us .lol
But at least our crops don' t need to be watered. Everything is lush and green.We take the good with the bad. It's all good.
:)

Jo said...

Happy National Day! Hope the rain eased up a bit for the displays.

SandyCarlson said...

Happy day to you and your country, Gattina. What a nice celebration.

Jo said...

I love your upper class home in Tunisia, but was unable to find a comment area. Hope you're having a warm, dry weekend. Hugs Jo

Cezar and Léia said...

Lion and rooster dancing seems like fun...
God bless you!
Cezar