Ommegang in Brussels

Every year in the summer Brussels celebrates Ommegang. It’s a kind of medieval parade, representing official entering of a king into one of his subject cities. In this situation it was emperor Charles 5 in 1549, which entered the Brussels with dozens of other kings from the whole Europe.

During couple of days there are a lot of people on the streets of Brussels wearing medieval clothing and weapons.

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The parade itself I didn’t like that much. A lot of guys just marching with all those kings (there are really like 100 of royal heads in the parade) ¬†and showing how beautiful they are:

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At the end there is a distribution of free belgian beer and sweets (together). Which was very nice indeed!

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