History & folklore

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Coudenberg

Brussels celebrated its millennium in 1979. The village, which developed on swamps, became the capital of the country and Europe, with an important history, a rich heritage and a beautiful folklore.

 

News

News

  • First World War centenary in Brussels

    First World War centenary in Brussels

    The City of Brussels organizes a number of initiatives to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918): the website '14-18 Brussels at war', an exhibition and a publication mainly focus on daily life in Brussels during the war.

 

Agenda

Agenda

  • Manneken-Pis celebrates Chinese New Year

    Manneken-Pis celebrates Chinese New Year

    On 28 January 2017, from 9 am to 6 pm, Manneken-Pis will wear the national costume of China.

  • Manneken-Pis as Beulemans

    Manneken-Pis as Beulemans

    On 3 February 2017, from 9 am till 4 pm, Manneken-Pis will wear the costume of Beulemans.

  • Manneken-Pis as shepherd

    Manneken-Pis as shepherd

    On 4 February 2017, from 3 pm to 7 pm, Manneken-Pis will wear his new costume of shepherd on the occasion of the opening of his new museum GardeRobe MannekenPis.

  • GardeRobe MannekenPis opening party

    GardeRobe MannekenPis opening party

    On Saturday 4 February 2017, from 3:30 pm, at the GardeRobe MannekenPis.

  • Manneken-Pis as organ builder

    Manneken-Pis as organ builder

    On 5 February 2017, from 9 am to 6 pm, Manneken-Pis will wear his costume of organ builder on the occasion of the opening of the first edition of Bruxelles Ses Orgues.

  • Manneken-Pis a soldier 1st class Chasseurs Ardennais

    Manneken-Pis a soldier 1st class Chasseurs Ardennais

    On 6 February 2017, from 9 am to 4 pm, Manneken-Pis will wear the costume of soldier 1st class of the Chasseurs Ardennais (Ardennian Rifles), an army regiment.

    Manneken-Pis, the symbol of Brussels folklore, gets a costume at major events. Anniversary of the creation of the Chasseurs Ardennais.

  • Manneken-Pis calls 112

    Manneken-Pis calls 112

    On 11 February 2017, from 9 am till 6 pm, Manneken-Pis wears his costume of the European Emergency Number Association (EENA112).

  • Manneken-Pis honors Serbia

    Manneken-Pis honors Serbia

    On 15 February 2017, from 9 am to 4 pm, Manneken-Pis will dress as a Serbian.

    Manneken-Pis, the symbol of Brussels folklore, gets a costume at major events. On 15 February he celebrates the national holiday of Serbia.

  • Manneken-Pis and the Oruro Carnival

    Manneken-Pis and the Oruro Carnival

    On Saturday 25 February 2017, from 9 am till 6 pm, Manneken-Pis will wear the costume of the Bolivia Diablada.

    Manneken-Pis, the symbol of Brussels folklore, gets a costume at major events. On 25 February he honors the Carnival of Oruro (Bolivia).

  • Manneken-Pis honors Dominican Republic

    Manneken-Pis honors Dominican Republic

    On 27 February 2017, from 9 am to 6 pm, Manneken-Pis wears his costume of the Dominican Republic.