Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Belgian Independence Day / Week

From July 13 - 21, we will celebrate Belgian Independence Day which took place on July 21, 1831.
This celebration commemorates the Belgian saying 'Enough' to the Dutch.
Enough wooden shoes!  
Enough tulips!  
They celebrated their independence by doing what they do better than almost anyone - they had a beer festival.  So, stop by and have a drink to their independence. Our celebration will last all week. yummy!

Also during that week ...

We will celebrate St. Arnoldus Day on Wednesday, July 18th.  Why you ask. Because St. Arnoldus is the patron saint of Belgian beer who urged the masses to drink beer instead of water during a plague epidemic. Because beer was sterilized in production and the local water was not, the people were saved. A true miracle!

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