Things to do in Belgium this winter

Belgium is a stunning place to visit and witness the fusion of traditional infrastructure and modern art. The best thing about winter in Belgium is the Christmas festive vibes that is celebrated for a month. With lights welcoming cobble stone street, the horse chariot, the markets with handmade stuffs, makes you really appreciate the country. Snow in winter is not much to be expected, but … Continue reading Things to do in Belgium this winter

Nello and Patrasche, an unconditional friendship

The monument of boy, Nello and his dog, Patrasche, sleeping under a cobblestone blanket is seen in front of Antwerp’s cathedral. This monument is designed by artist Batist Vermeulen. Nello and Patrasche Nello and Patrasche are the main characters of novel, A dog of Flanders written by English author Marie Louise de la Ramée, in 1872. Many movies and animations have been adapted from this novel. … Continue reading Nello and Patrasche, an unconditional friendship

Mother’s day in Belgium

Mother’s day originated in 19th century, when in United states, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a social activist, helped in starting ‘mothers day work clubs’. The aim of the club was to teach local women how to take care of their children. After death of Ann Reeves Jarvis, her daughter wanted to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children and with her efforts, mothers day was … Continue reading Mother’s day in Belgium

Tulips in Antwerp

This is one of my favorite event organized at Antwerp once in every two year, around mid April. This takes place in a field at Berendrecht, Antwerp. Around 160,000 tulips are grown in this region every two years. It is said that around 450 years back, first tulip bulbs arrived from Antwerp port. A huge celebration was thrown during the harvest. The tradition still continues. … Continue reading Tulips in Antwerp