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Belgians Celebrate National Holiday Posted by on Jul 22, 2012

Last Saturday, July 21st, Belgians of all stripers celebrated their Fête nationale (national holiday) An occasion for us to salute Belgium here on the Transparent French Blog! A few years ago, Yves Leterme, ex-Prime Minister of La Belgique (Belgium) was asked by a journalist, “à l’improviste” (unexpectedly), if he knew the lyrics of l’hymne national (national…

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“La Brabançonne”: The National Anthem of Belgium (in French) Posted by on May 10, 2011

A few years ago, Yves Leterme, ex-Prime Minister of La Belgique (Belgium) was asked by a journalist, “à l’improviste” (unexpectedly), if he knew the lyrics of l’hymne national (national hymn) of his country. The answer of Leterme? He started singing la Marseillaise, the French national anthem! * * * The video showing Leterme  “en flagrant délit”…

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