City halls of Mons, Charleroi and Liège to fly Québec flag. Manneken-Pis to don Québec costume on June 24. All Quebecers and their Belgian friends will celebrate on June 28.
Everything about the celebrations!
On wednesday, June 24:
Mons, Charleroi and Liège city halls to fly Québec flag
As a sign of friendship for Québec, the municipalities of Charleroi, Mons and Liège have flown the Québec flag all day on June 24 to celebrate Québec’s National Day. The Walloon cities have forged solid links with Québec through cooperation projects and initiatives aimed at sharing traditions. In 2008, the “Giants” from Mons and other cities crossed the Atlantic to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City alongside an emblematic “Champlain Giant.”
Manneken-Pis to don Québec costume on June 24
On Wednesday, June 24, Brussels’ Manneken-Pis has worn the clothes presented to him last year by Québec. Designed by Yves-Jean Lacasse, the costume is inspired by four centuries of Québec culture. At the stroke of noon, Québec’s Delegate General in Brussels, Christos Sirros, saluted “Petit Julien,” as the statue is known in French, in the company of the president of the Order of Friends of the Manneken-Pis.
Quebecers and tourists who passed by Brussels’ trademark fountain had thus the chance to appreciate the close ties between Québec and Belgium.
On Sunday, June 28:
All Quebecers, regardless of whether they are Quebecers in their hearts, by descent or adoption, are invited to come celebrate the Fête nationale du Québec with their Belgian friends.
It’s a date: Sunday, June 28
starting at 4 p.m.
11 Parc du Cinquantenaire
The June 28 celebration will be held at Espace 53, Parc du Cinquantenaire, starting at 4 p.m. It will feature four decades of Québec and francophone music, played by DJ Natashka. Youngsters and the young at heart will have a chance to have their faces painted, find out about Québec and have fun with friends.
In partnership with Radio Nostalgie and Club européen UdeM/Polytechnique/HEC, the Québec government office in Brussels invites you to drink a beer with friends, try a “poutine” and feed your sweet tooth with maple syrup ― a great way to celebrate Québec’s National Day.