A night of gastronomical Belgian delights, breath-taking performances in both Flemish & French and an ample supply of the smoothest Belgian beer.
Held in the prestigious Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Belgium’s King’s Day Celebration was about remembering and preserving Belgium’s unique culture six thousand miles away from home.
As MBLBC is essentially a business council that aims to facilitates positive relations between Malaysia and Belgium, we’re glad that the event brought together citizens from these countries & more, hopefully fostering new fruitful kinships and to show that there is always strength in unity.
A big thank you to all our sponsors, collaborators, organizers and everyone else who contributed in some special way to make our King’s Day celebration possible.
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Ever since 1866, for over 148 years King’s Day has been celebrated in honour of the Belgian monarch. 15 November marks the first day of the Feast of Saint Leopold in the German liturgical calendar, while it is the Feast of Saint Albert in the Roman Catholic Calendar.
Initially called ‘Day of Dynasty’ or ‘Feast of Dynasty’, the term ‘King’s Day’ was made official after a circular was issued by the government in 1953
Belgium’s first two kings and the country’s fourth King were called Leopold, while the third and sixth King of the Belgians was called Albert. he late King Boudewijn kept up the tradition of royal celebrations on 15 November.
Belgium’s current king, King Philippe was crowned King on the 21st of July 2013.
THE BELGIAN WEEK
The Belgian Week will be launched on 16th November during the Embassy’s official King’s Day Reception. Belgium’s King’s Day, celebrated on 15th November, is the occasion on which Belgians celebrate their Monarchy.
This year, the Malaysia Belgium Luxemburg Business Council (MBLBC) has agreed to add luster to the reception by organizing a special cultural and entertainment programme, which will feature some of Belgium’s most important traditions
Here are a few interesting Belgian facts that would even surprise some Belgians themselves! Learn more at:
Belgians like to eat, which becomes increasingly clear when you walk the streets of any major city in Belgium: one can find restaurants and bars at every corner, which will satisfy everyone’s taste.
Being one of the countries with the highest density of starred restaurants in the world, it is a must to taste Belgian cuisine. This year, the Embassy is proud to partner with top end Restaurant “Soleil” in Petaling Jaya, where a Belgian chef will take you through an exquisite Belgian culinary journey.
Belgium has a rich and multifaceted literature scene, with many celebrated authors of whom their work is easily available in a multitude of languages.
To introduce this rich Belgian tradition to Malaysian students, the much acclaimed author Anne Provoost will give a reading at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
Belgium is a great place to explore culture and unique landmarks & landscapes surround every corner. Did you know that Belgium has more castles per square kilometer than any other country in the world? You can also find plenty of inspiring art in our wonderful museums.
By organizing a tourism seminar in collaboration with the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA), we hope to convince the Malaysian traveler of Belgium’s unique beauty.
Belgium boasts some of the best international music festivals in the world! Whether it be Tomorrowland, Rock Werchter or Dour, there’s always a summer festival which will satisfy your musical taste.
Belgium is also home to some of the most internationally renowned DJs. To share our love for music, the Embassy has invited King DJ for a DJ set in one of KL’s hottest clubs: Havana. Join us for an exhilarating musical experience accompanied with some crisp Belgian beer!
With the increasing popularity of running in Belgium and Malaysia, this event is the perfect way to showcase our strong attachment to sports and a healthy lifestyle.
Together with the KL Full Moon hashers, we invite all sports enthusiasts for a unique trail run in the Malaysian forest, followed by some chilled & invigorating Belgian beers!