May 20, 2012

Zinneke parade (part 1)

Lots and lots of color, fun, music, creativity and visitors in Brussels yesterday, Saturday May 19 at the occasion of the Zinneke Parade which takes place every two years and involves the many socio- cultural organizations of the capital.
"The name of the parade refers to both the Brussels river Zenne as to the stray dogs that used to roam around it. These mongrels have become a symbol for Brussels – an embodiment of the cosmopolitan and multicultural nature of the city. It’s therefore no surprise that all participants of the parade come from very different neighbourhoods, with contrasting backgrounds and a diverse array of beliefs." http://www.flanderstoday.eu/content/zinneke-parade
http://www.zinneke.org/Historique-Zinneke?lang=en
http://www.opt.be/informations/events_bruxelles__2012_zinneke_parade_/en/E/38871.html