History


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 […]
2 February 2021

Bracara Augusta: Revisiting Roman times in Braga

Braga is one of the oldest Portuguese cities, located in the northwestern part of the country. Still today, it is considered the religious center of Portugal […]
18 January 2021

Royal British Legion Brussels history unveiled

Did you know that about 6,000 British servicemen wed Belgian women and settled here after WW2? Or that Princess Margaret’s divorcee lover Peter Townsend was unceremoniously […]
18 January 2021

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day of Service

Each year, the third Monday in January is a Day of Service and federal holiday in the USA, dedicated to the memory and service of Martin […]
13 January 2021

In Sweden, small talk is not everyone’s cup of tea

It may seem like a totally different era, yet there certainly was a time during which we carelessly and enthusiastically travelled the world. A time during […]
11 January 2021

What is Japan’s Coming of Age Day?

Today, on Monday 11th January, millions of young Japanese people are celebrating turning 20 years old by dressing up and attending traditional ceremonies to honour Japan’s […]
30 December 2020

In 2020 Manneken-Pis celebrated 400 years

From 16 October 2019 to 15 May 2020, the City of Brussels celebrated the 400th anniversary of Manneken-Pis. Already in the 15th century, Manneken-Pis played an […]
29 December 2020

Unusual New Year’s traditions

With the end of the year approaching, we all want to see if off in nice way and welcome the new year into our lives, hoping […]
28 December 2020

5 Fun facts shared between Britain and Belgium

Brexit is now a reality for millions of Europeans. In the past three decades, numerous surveys proved that the vast majority of British people felt less […]
24 December 2020

History and Tradition of Christmas Ornaments

For many, Christmas begins with the ritualistic decorating of the house, and even the garden, with Christmas ornaments and decorations of all types. Ranging from religious […]
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