Join Brussels' biggest wedding party  on 11 July

11 July, the Flemish holiday, is boasting a lot of special events. One of them is the biggest wedding party of the capital, but there are also special walks, dance events and, of course, fireworks.

You may have noticed that there have been special events in the run-up to 11 July, the Flemish holiday. However, this all culminates in the final day, which is tomorrow, Wednesday. 

Muntpunt and Cirq are organising the biggest Brussels wedding party: a chance to declare your love and say "yes" to the capital, together with numerous other people. After tying the knot, it's time for a drink and a long wedding party!  

Tomorrow also sees special guided walks in the capital, and there's a chance to watch some breath-taking dance battles at the Muntplein. 

Click here for more practical information about various events in Brussels, including dance events, the wedding party, walks and tours and the full programme.  

There will be fireworks at various places across Flanders, and other events such as a tasting in the coastal resort of De Haan, a singing event in Hasselt (Limburg) and firework displays from De Panne to Kasterlee. However, some cities or municipalities have cancelled their fireworks due to the risk of fire. These include Mechelen, Lint and Brasschaat. 

Why 11 July?

The people of Flanders are celebrating their National Holiday on 11 July because this day marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Golden Spurs, when in 1302 Flemish townsfolk defeated the army of the king of France. This prevented the conquest of Flanders and allowed northern Belgium to continue to develop as an independent entity. This Flemish day is not to be confused with 21 July as Belgian national holiday.