What is on today's google home page - Belgium National Day 2022

Google Doodle Celebrates Belgium National Day 2022

What is on today's google home page - Belgium National Day 2022

Today's Doodle is dedicated to Belgium's National Day! Leopold I swore loyalty to the constitution and took the oath as king on this day in 1831. Despite the fact that Belgium gained independence the previous year in 1830, this holiday honors the country's first ruler.

The Netherlands acquired Belgium following the Napoleonic Wars. Between August and October 1830, Belgians from various revolutionary forces banded together to overthrow the Dutch. Following the withdrawal of Dutch soldiers from the nation in November, the National Congress declared Belgium a constitutional monarchy and appointed German nobleman Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha as its first lawful king.

Several activities are organised each year to commemorate Belgium's independence. Following the king's broadcast speech, the Te Deum hymn is generally sung in Brussels' Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula. The royal family then attends the National Day festivities at Place de Palais, which includes a big procession.

The public also enjoys fireworks displays, free concerts, and flyovers by the Belgian Air Force. And a party wouldn't be complete without some perfectly cooked, delectable frites offered with a selection of sauces and toppings. On National Day, you may see a lot of frites stands—friterie in French or frietkot in Flemish—like the one in the current Doodle. In Bruges, Belgium, there is even a museum called the Frietmuseum that is solely dedicated to glorifying frites!

Happy National Day, Belgium!

source - Google Doodle