July 21, 2011

July 21 Belgium's national day.

It was on 21 July 1831 that Leopold of Saxe-Coburg swore allegiance to the Belgian constitution and took the constitutional oath as the first King of Belgium.
Even though Julius Caesar mentioned the Belgae 2000 years ago, Belgium is a young nation. The independent state was created on October 4, 1830 but National day is celebrated as a commemoration of the oath of the first King.
Belgium has been without a government for well over a year now. I therefore hope that the readers of this blog do not mind a little humorist note of Belgian flags, stuck in beach buckets along with other playful things, for sale.


  1. It is my day......love Ria....xxx..

  2. Ciao Anni, felice anniversario!

  3. I wish all the best for Belgium and hope for a new government soon.

  4. Go Belgium! Winchester used to be called Venta Belgae in the Roman Times strangely enough!

  5. I find it heartening that you can go or more than a year without a formal government.

  6. J'espère que vous trouverez l'unité et que vous méritez...
    Bonne journée,