Sunday, July 20, 2008

Belgium National Day

Belgians take to the streets of Brussels on 21 July every year with their black, yellow and red flags to celebrate with street festivals, music and a stunning firework display in front of the grand Royal Palace.
Other highlights include free entry to key cultural and royal venues, including the Royal Palace (cour des Comptes), Belgian Parliament (rue de la Lois) and Royal Museums of Art and History (rue de la RĂ©gence).The streets fill with musicians, theatre and parades. The army put on a show at place Poelaert, while sport and an arts and crafts market take place on the rue de la RĂ©gence.A spectacular firework display ends the festivities at 11pm on the Place des Palais in the centre of town.

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