Belgium

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For all details a tourist would need, the official Belgium website is the first step. You will discover that Belgium is much more than just delicious beers, chocolates and "French" fries!

If you want to have an interesting overview of how is life in Belgium, the OECD provides an interesting presentation here.

typical day in a family

As it always difficult to describe how a typical day in a family is, we would recommend this really nice article. It pictures quite well the schedule of a family from the morning till the evening, Monday to Sunday, with all the little things that make the simple beauty of a day.

cost of living

      

    Restaurants
    McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
    8.00 €
    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
    3.00 €
    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
    3.00 €
    Cappuccino (regular)
    2.47 €
    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
    1.98 €
    Water (0.33 liter bottle)
    1.72 €
    Transportation
    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
    2.10 €
    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
    49.00 €
    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
    4.50 €   
    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
    2.00 €  
    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
    30.00 €
    Gasoline (1 liter)
    1.37 €

The information above was taken from the NUMBEO.

holidays

National Day: July 21

Belgium is an ancient and yet still young nation. Belgians were first mentioned about 2,000 years ago (by Julius Caesar in his book on the Gallic Wars). Nevertheless, Belgium was for centuries part of a larger state structure.

The independent State of Belgium was born on October 4, 1830.

National Day is celebrated on July 21. Its commemorates the day on which Leopold I took the constitutional oath as the first King of Belgium, on July 21st 183

Feast Day of the Flemish Community : July 11

The Feast Day of the Flemish Community celebrates the anniversary of 'the battle of the golden spurs' (1302), in which the count of Flanders, with the borough militia, were victorious over the king of France outside Courtrai.

Feast Day of the French Community : September 27

The Feast Day of the French Community commemorates the victory of the patriots over the Dutch army in the Park of Brussels in 1830.

Feast Day of the German-speaking Community : November 15

The Feast Day of the German-speaking Community is also the Day of the King.

Feast Day of the Walloon Region : the third Sunday of September

Feast Day of the Walloon Region

Feast Day of the Brussels-Capital Region : May 8

Feast of the Iris

The information above was taken from the Official information and services.

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