History+Traditions


13 May 2021

This Indonesian tribe has the bluest eyes ever seen

An indigenous tribe in Indonesia looks very different from the stereotypes that sometimes exist in society, especially in the West. And the reason behind that difference […]
12 May 2021

What’s so fascinating about Robin Hood?

Crime fiction continues to be the world’s best-selling genre and there are reasons why. All stories help us understand the world and our relationship to it. […]
10 May 2021

Manneken-Pis offered a new costume to celebrate Europe Day

On the eve of Europe Day, celebrated every year on May 9, Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice, and Stefaan De Rynck, Head of the Representation of […]
5 May 2021

A Belgian farmer has unintentionally moved the French border

A farmer in the municipality of Erquelinnes in Wallonia, Belgium, has accidentally redrawn the country’s border with France, making Belgium slightly bigger. 1. A moved stone […]
28 April 2021

30 years ago Metallica played in Moscow for 1.6 million people

It happened in Moscow in September of 1991, in the final days of the Soviet Union. The American rock band Metallica gave a concert in a […]
28 April 2021

The day a Spitfire landed on a Brussels roof top

Cities that have been at war bear all sorts of scars. Some are unavoidable and easily spotted – a gap, like a missing tooth, in a […]
24 April 2021

10 facts to know about Portugal’s Carnation Revolution

April 25: A Revolution started with music and ornamented with carnations… The carnation revolution that took place on April 25, 1974 impressed the world because violence […]
20 April 2021

The Timucua: Florida’s lost tribe

The Timucua tribe was Florida’s largest group of Native Americans, settled in the Northeast and North Central parts of what is now the Sunshine State. The […]
16 April 2021

The WWII sacrifices behind a grey plaque on a striking Schaerbeek building

On the corner of Avenue Eugène Plasky and rue du Saphir in Schaerbeek stands a distinctive house, built in 1930. It was designed by Belgian architect […]
8 April 2021

The oldest map of Europe has been identified in Brittany

The oldest geographical representation of a territory in Europe has just been identified in France. Engraved on a stone slab, this map is dated to the […]
2 April 2021

The Belgian bunkers in Bertem’s fields and the forgotten battle of May 1940

The rolling land around Leuven is peppered with Second World War bunkers. Unlike the monsters of the Atlantic Wall, designed to deter as well as to […]
1 April 2021

What is April Fool’s Day?

The day that either lets your inner joker free or leaves you sitting around nervously all day, suspicious of everyone and everything. Love it or hate […]
8 March 2021

International Women’s Day

On the 8th of March every year, Women’s Day is celebrated around the world. On this day, women’s achievements are recognised and celebrated and women around […]
12 February 2021

What is the real story of Valentine’s Day?

It occurs every February 14th, and whether you love it or hate it, you cannot avoid it: Valentine’s Day. Shop displays fill with heart decorations, chocolate, […]
5 February 2021

Benelux: It all came from a football match

During the Second World War, the governments of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, in exile in London, took the initiative and the very first steps towards […]
3 February 2021

Black Heritage tour collection launched in Louisville

Louisville Tourism in the United States has announced the city’s new programming; a Black Heritage tour collection which will celebrate the important African American contribution to […]
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