Week of fries in Belgium

It is a controversial topic of how fries ended up being named as ‘French fries’ while it was originally discovered in Belgium. The Belgians in general speak three different languages, dutch, french and german. Some source say that, fried potatoes were served by french speaking natives to American soldiers who arrived in Belgium during World […]

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Mei-avond, a dutch tradition

Meiavondviering (May evening) takes place every year at the end of April in Hasselt, Belgium. Hasselt has been following this tradition from mid-16th century. A large doll, made from birch tree is burnt. This doll represents winter, which means metaphorically ‘burning the winter and welcoming spring’.

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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 […]

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Sri Kamadchi Temple,Hamm Germany

We found this beautiful temple in Hamm, Germany. The temple was built in 2002 and is the largest Dravida Hindu temple of Europe. This temple was built by Indian sculptors. The rituals performed here was same as that of India. Felt like I was in India. There were several Gods inside the temple and the main […]

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