1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Gent with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
This Gent map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Belgium
At the beginning of summer, the Belgians celebrate Father’s Day, which has become the equivalent of Mother’s Day. The main motive of the holiday was the desire to emphasize the role of the father in the family and also in raising the offspring. On June 23rd and 24th, a historical reenactment of the last battle of Emperor Napoleon against the allied army takes place in Waterloo. Participants are dressed in costumes of the early 19th century. Everywhere here you will see a lot of historical props, weapons, and items of a bygone era. During the reenactment, visitors will be able to learn interesting information about weapons, life in bivouacs, watch the preparation of food on fire using old recipes, and shoot at targets. On July 21st, a military parade is held on the main square of the capital in honor of Independence Day. After its completion, folk festivals begin, where artists of various arts perform. The holiday is brought to an end with large fireworks. In mid-August, the Flower Carpet Festival is held in Brussels. As part of this holiday, volunteers prepare a carpet of fresh flowers on the Grand Place Square. The finished live web extends 75 meters in length and 24 meters in width. Amongst the fragrance of flowers on the square, a musical concert is held.