Belgium National Day to be celebrated this Sunday, 21 July

Discover the joy of the Liberation of Brussels on our National Day by taking out your flag and showing your attachment to Belgium and the Royal Family.

A parade of folk music groups and organised visits to institutions and museums are all on the programme for this Sunday 21 July 2019, the year of the 75th anniversary of Belgium’s liberation from the Nazis by the Allies in World War II.

Organised by the Syndicat d’Initiative-Bruxelles Promotion, a ‘Fête au Parc’ will take place from the Palais de Justice all the way to the Parliament, via the Parc de Bruxelles and the rue de la Régence.

Museums, places of worship, and other important institutions will also be open all day, including the Great Synagogue of Belgium, the Churches, the Court of Auditors, the Royal Museums, and the Protestant Chapel.



The day will end with a magnificent fireworks display fired from the gardens of the Palace of the Academies at 11 p.m., thanks to the support of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery. The public will be able to gather at Place des Palais to observe the display. (Access only via Place Royale and Rue Royale.)

The 21 July festivities are organised in collaboration with the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of the Interior, the European Union, the Brussels Capital Region, the Belgian Army, and the City of Brussels.

It will be an unforgettable day – certainly not one to be missed!

And – even better – all activities will be free of charge.